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    Deferred Prosecution Initiative (DPI)



    The Deferred Prosecution Initiative (DPI) is designed to give first time offenders a second chance with sobriety through deferred prosecution, an alternative approach to traditional criminal prosecution.  

    DPI is available to offenders 25 years of age or older at the time of the offense. The offender must not have been previously convicted or supervised for a Class B offense or above, and is willing and able to rehabilitate him or herself.




    • Recent juvenile adjudication or certifications
    • Member of mental health priority population (other intiatives and diversion programs may be better suited for these offenders)
    • Previous conviction or supervision for Class B offenses and above
    • Previous participation in a diversion program
    • Any gang affiliation


    • Multiple offenses not occurring out of the same criminal episode
    • Offense committed after first arrest or while on bond
    • Injuring or placing anyone in danger during course of offense
    • Gang related offense
    • Any drug offense in which applicant is alleged to be manufacturing, delivering or possessing with intent to manufacture or deliver



    For more information about DPI, contact:

    Deferred Prosecution Program

    Office of the Criminal District Attorney

    Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center

    401 W. Belknap

    Basement - Hot Check Division

    Fort Worth, TX  76196

    (817) 884-1633

    Fax:  (817) 850-2340



    This page was last modified on April 09, 2021


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