Program that allows persons accused of a crime to possibly avoid a conviction
Contract between the Defendant and the City Prosecutor
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.
Generally available for those persons that have not been convicted or received diversion fro the same or similar offenses
Generally is not available for traffic offenses
If you are accepted into Diversion Program:
If program is successfully completed, the City will dismiss the charges against you
If program is not successfully completed, your diversion is revoked / would be required to answer to 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.