Diversions

 A diversion program allows persons accused of a crime to possibly avoid a conviction. Diversion is a contract between the defendant and the city prosecutor and you must comply with certain conditions.  If you successfully complete all of the conditions of your diversion program, your charges will be dismissed.You are required to attend your arraignment date issued on your Notice to Appear.  At this date, you can inform the Judge of your intention to apply for diversion.  Diversion is generally available for those persons that have not been convicted or received diversion fro the same or similar offenses.  Diversion generally is not available for traffic offenses.  If you are accepted into successfully complete the Diversion Program, the City will dismiss the charges against you.  If you enter into the Diversion Program, but fail to successfully complete the program, your diversion would be revoked and would be required to answer the charges against you.  If you enter into the Diversion Program, you will be waiving your rights to have a speedy arraignment and speedy trial and you will be waiving your trial rights.