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Does Florida have a diversion program?

On Behalf of | Apr 15, 2014 | Criminal Law

Yes, in county court or circuit court, which address misdemeanors and felonies respectively, the State Attorneys Office may offer Pretrial diversion or Pretrial Intervention. Both are programs that provide conditions to the defendant that if successfully completed result in a dismissal of the charges. Florida does not offer a diversion program for DUI’s. The State Attorneys office allows the victim in most cases the ability to disallow the defendant from being able to participate in the program.