My question involves criminal law for the state of: Federal
Hi. My question is about the federal first offender act/ first offender program defined in 18 U.S.C. § 3607. It seems very much like the federal pre trial diversion program, but the difference might be that the judge can make the decision to enter someone into the program as opposed to the US attorney needing to be on board with it. Is this true? Basically I'm asking if an plea can be made to the judge for a qualified individual to be granted diversion under the first offender act if the US attorney has been unwilling to grant a pre trial diversion. Thanks for any help.