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Diversion Programs as an Alternative to DUI Prosecution Are Being Reduced.

Posted by Ronald Dinan | Mar 10, 2022

Diversion is a program created to offer an alternative to prosecution. If accepted into a division program, all criminal proceedings are terminated and an applicant begins a program of education. Once the program is successfully completed, all criminal records can be sealed and there are no fines, jail time, etc. In Santa Rosa, Napa, Lakeport, Ukiah, and Erika, there is only one diversion program left for the accused of DUI-Military Diversion.

Only one of the Three Diversion Programs are available to DUI Clients.

Originally, the legislature created three types of diversion programs- Judicial diversion, Military diversion, and mental health diversion.

DUI cases were not eligible for Mental Health diversion from the outset. Initially, until recently,(since late 2021), Judicial diversion was available for almost all DUI charges but since a recent court case, People v. Grassi, in January 2022, the courts are no longer accepting DUI cases into Judicial diversion.

The only available diversion program in Sonoma, Napa, Lake, Mendocino, and Humboldt counties is Mental Health diversion, There are a number of requirements to qualify and these can be explained by your DUI attorney.

Remember, Ronald Dinan and Associates, is a firm of experienced and aggressive DUI defense lawyers who can achieve the best outcome in your case. Many times criminal case dispositions will include reduction or outright dismissal of the number and /or severity of criminal charges, a diversion program, probations reduced fines with installment payments, no jail. etc.

To get immediate help with your criminal matter, we invite you to call us to discuss your case. We answer all telephone calls in a polite, professional, and helpful manner.

Sonoma County       Santa Rosa  707-294-1968

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Ronald Dinan

About Ronald Dinan Meet Criminal Defense Attorney Ron Dinan Ron Dinan was raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. After a year of college, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1966. Prior to going to Vietnam, Ron spent six months at Camp Pendleton in Southern California. It was during this time that ...

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