Pretrial Diversion

Pretrial diversion (PTD), often called just diversion, is a term for a voluntary program offered by the State Attorney’s Office to avoid criminal prosecution. Pretrial diversion, drug court, pretrial intervention (PTI), veteran’s court, mental health court and worthless check diversion are all examples of diversionary programs offered here in Central Florida. These diversion programs vary widely depending on the prosecuting authority and criminal charge(s) at issue. Each judicial circuit, there are 20 in Florida, is governed by an elected State Attorney who decides what diversionary programs they will offer and who will be eligible for such programs.

Orange County Diversion Eligibility Requirements

  1. No prior sentence, conviction or dismissal for a similar charge.
  2. No more than one prior misdemeanor sentence for a dissimilar offense.
  3. No prior deferred prosecution or diversion program participation.
  4. No juvenile diversion participation.
  5. No prior felony sentences.
  6. Legal residence in the United States.
  7. Approval by the Office of the State Attorney.
  8. For DUIs: no prior alcohol-related driving offenses, regardless of disposition.
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What Criminal Charges will be Referred to Diversion?

The criminal offenses eligible for diversion vary from county to county. For example Orange County and Osceola County offer diversion for misdemeanor DUI offenses while Seminole County will not. Conversely, Seminole County offers diversion for employee theft charges while Orange County and Osceola County will not. Each individual case is reviewed for diversion on a case-by-case basis will special attention paid to the criminal charge at issue, facts of the case, aggravating factors and mitigating factors.

Local Diversion Programs Offered in Orange/Seminole County

Click on a link below for a more detailed explanation of the diversion program listed below.

Call Me to Discuss Your Diversion Eligibility

The approval process also varies widely from county to county and from charge to charge. I have practiced exclusively criminal law here in Central Florida since 1997. I know the ins-and-outs of the every diversion program offered in Orange County and Seminole County, Florida. I am also familiar with the specific approval process for each diversion program and which diversionary programs are available for what charges. Call me at 407-740-7275 if you have questions relating to any of the diversion programs listed below and how they might apply to your case and what needs to be done to explore your pretrial diversion eligibility.

Pretrial diversion (PTD), often called just diversion, is a term for a voluntary program offered by the State Attorney’s Office to avoid criminal prosecution. Pretrial diversion, drug court, pretrial intervention (PTI), veteran’s court, mental health court and worthless check diversion are all examples of diversionary programs offered here in Central Florida. These diversion programs vary widely depending on the prosecuting authority and criminal charge(s) at issue. Each judicial circuit, there are 20 in Florida, is governed by an elected State Attorney who decides what diversionary programs they will offer and who will be eligible for such programs.

Orange County Diversion Eligibility Requirements

  1. No prior sentence, conviction or dismissal for a similar charge.
  2. No more than one prior misdemeanor sentence for a dissimilar offense.
  3. No prior deferred prosecution or diversion program participation.
  4. No juvenile diversion participation.
  5. No prior felony sentences.
  6. Legal residence in the United States.
  7. Approval by the Office of the State Attorney.
  8. For DUIs: no prior alcohol-related driving offenses, regardless of disposition.
  9. Orange-Osceola-pre-trial-diversion-memo-june-2009

 

Government Building

What Criminal Charges will be Referred to Diversion?

The criminal offenses eligible for diversion vary from county to county. For example Orange County and Osceola County offer diversion for misdemeanor DUI offenses while Seminole County will not. Conversely, Seminole County offers diversion for employee theft charges while Orange County and Osceola County will not. Each individual case is reviewed for diversion on a case-by-case basis will special attention paid to the criminal charge at issue, facts of the case, aggravating factors and mitigating factors.

Local Diversion Programs Offered in Orange/Seminole County

Click on a link below for a more detailed explanation of the diversion program listed below.

Call Me to Discuss Your Diversion Eligibility

The approval process also varies widely from county to county and from charge to charge. I have practiced exclusively criminal law here in Central Florida since 1997. I know the ins-and-outs of the every diversion program offered in Orange County and Seminole County, Florida. I am also familiar with the specific approval process for each diversion program and which diversionary programs are available for what charges. Call me at 407-740-7275 if you have questions relating to any of the diversion programs listed below and how they might apply to your case and what needs to be done to explore your pretrial diversion eligibility.

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