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 discretion.
- A diversion can only be granted once in a person's lifetime.
- It also does not prevent a driver's license suspension.
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 25+ 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.
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