Is this your first drunk driving (DUI) offense? If so, you may be eligible for a pretrial diversion program. This type of program is an alternative to jail and other serious penalties, much like probation is an alternative punishment for a criminal conviction. We’ve broken down everything you need to know about the traditional way in which these types of programs are handled.
Likewise, it’s important to note that new updates to the DUI pretrial diversion programs in Orlando have been implemented in response to COVID-19, the corresponding tightening state budget, persistently large caseloads, and a robust community and jail population. The goal of these updates is to maintain offender accountability, reduce recidivism and therefore public safety, community engagement, administrative efficiency, and cost savings. Upon the defendant entering into the diversion agreement, the criminal proceedings shall be suspended.
In addition, there are special considerations for participation in the DUI PTD program:
To be eligible for a standard pretrial diversion program, you must be:
If you successfully complete the program, you are guaranteed a dismissal of the DUI. The program has many requirements, including:
Our attorneys will explore all options available and determine if participation in a pretrial diversion program is the most advisable course of action for your case.
While the requirements can seem strict and time-consuming, a DUI diversion program can be a viable option for many who desire a second chance. Don’t wait any longer, call our lawyers or contact us online.
The Umansky Law Firm Criminal Defense & Injury Attorneys