DIVERSION

PTD, PTI, and Drug Court

Diversion or a deferred prosecution agreement is a program that is usually reserved for a person that has never been in trouble in the past or has only had limited run-ins with the law. Also, only certain types of charges are eligible. The prosecutor and any alleged victim must also agree to allow you to enter the program. Just because you are eligible doesn't mean your case is automatically accepted into diversion. 

If your case is accepted into diversion then you will have to complete certain requirements such as community service or take classes. These requirements may vary depending on what county your case is out of and if it is a misdemeanor or a felony. If you fail to complete these requirements or if you are arrested on a new charge, then your case will be returned to the criminal docket. However, if you successfully complete the program, the State will drop the case against you. The advantage of diversion is that you control your own destiny, and you are not relying on a jury to ensure that you avoid a conviction on your record.

Learn more about some of the requirements below, or call us at 407-514-2772.

 

STANDARD CONDITIONS FOR MISDEMEANORS

Conditions for diversion, or deferred prosecution varies depending on the county

Supervision length:

Drug offenses, DV-partner related, and DUI Tier 1 cases (BAC < .15%): 12 months

DUI Tier 2 cases (BAC > .15%): 15 months

Other misdemeanors: 6 months


Community service: 

DUI cases - 50 hours; all other cases - 40 hours; unless specified by SAO

Fees:

Telephone Reporting fee $6 - $7 monthly, if applicable, $50 State Attorney fee, $50 monthly cost of supervision, $17 drug test fee, $20 intake fee, Law Enforcement investigative costs, if applicable. 

DUI Cases Tier 1 and Tier 2:

DUI Level I School

Victim Impact Classes through MADD or Florida Safety Council

Substance abuse evaluation and any recommended treatment 

Tier 1 - 10 day Vehicle Impoundment/Immobilization and a $500 monetary contribution

Tier 2 - 6 month Ignition Interlock and a $1000 monetary contribution Drug/Alcohol-Related Offenses:  

Substance abuse evaluation and any recommended treatment

Random observed urine screens


Theft, Fraud and Property Cases:

Impulse Control/Theft Prevention Class

Battery Cases:

Batterer’s Intervention Program (Domestic Violence partner related)

Anger Management Class (minimum of eight hours in divided sessions for non-partner related cases)

No contact/no hostile contact with victim

Sex-Related Offenses: Sex offender assessment and any recommended treatment  

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) awareness class

Resisting Officer Without Violence Cases:

Anger Management Class

Letter of Apology 

Sale/Serve Alcohol to a Person Under 21 Years of Age:

Class/program designed to educate regarding the law.

 

Call for a free consultation: 407-514-2772

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