What is a diversion program? Can I do a diversion program?

Q: What is a diversion program? Can I do a diversion program?

A: The diversion program is an alternative to prosecution. Often time, on first defenses, the state attorney’s office will extend an offer for you to participate in one of these programs. Basically, what it is is just an agreement that we enter into or the accused enters into where you have to complete certain conditions. In exchange for you completing those conditions, your case is closed out. You’re not prosecuted.