Criminal Sentencing FAQ
Can my attorney ask for an alternative sentence?
5. Can my attorney ask for an alternative sentence?
Yes, lesser sentences can include suspended sentences, probation, restitution (victim compensation), and community service. Diversion programs, available to some defendants charged with misdemeanors involving drugs or alcohol, also may be available. For details, see Sentencing Alternatives: Prison, Probation, Fines, and Community Service.