Diversion in Kansas City DUI Charges
Are you eligible for a diversion program?
If this is your first arrest for
DUI, you may have been told that a diversion will keep the arrest off your
record. But a diversion does not keep an arrest off of your record, and
a diversion counts as a prior conviction should you run into trouble again.
DUI Diversion Facts:
- A diversion is an agreement with the prosecuting attorney requiring a defendant
to undergo alcohol counseling, random testing, and at least monthly reporting
for a period of 12 months.
- If a defendant complies with all the conditions, the case is dismissed
and a conviction does not go on the record.
- Diversion is not a right and is available solely at the prosecutor's
- A diversion can only be granted once in a person's lifetime.
- It also does not prevent a driver's license suspension.
If you have any other questions regarding your case, consult with a Kansas
City DWI lawyer from our firm!
Searching for an attorney for a DUI/DWI in Kansas City?
Determining whether you are eligible to pursue diversion should take place
immediately after your arrest.
Attorney Steve Schanker has over 20 years of experience in defending DUI or DWI charges in both
Kansas and Missouri, and is extremely knowledgeable about the process
and how to navigate the criminal justice system for your benefit. You
could be eligible for diversion if you have been arrested for a
first time DUI charge.
How this process is managed is very important for those who are experiencing
their first contact with the criminal justice system. Attorney Schanker
will take the time to explain your options, and fully review your situation,
as it may be possible to seek the alternative of getting your case dismissed
if the prosecutor's case has errors that could be exploited.