DUI Diversion Programs in The North Bay
Trusted Legal Representation After a DUI Arrest
If you are a facing a driving under the influence (DUI) charge, but it is your first offense or is not a felony offense, you could qualify for a DUI diversion program. In these programs, the prosecutor or judge will dismiss the DUI charge if the defendant meets certain criteria such as completing alcohol education classes or community service hours.
To find out if you might be eligible for a diversion program, consult with an experienced Santa Rosa DUI Defense Lawyer who is committed to personalized service fighting for the most positive outcome, even in the most difficult DUI cases. The team at Fiumara & Milligan Law, PC have more than four decades of combined experience, serving the Bay area since 1992.
Diversion Programs Process
Under California DUI law, the most common type of diversion program is a suspended sentence. The process for this kind of program usually involves the following three steps:
Pleading guilty. The defendant must plead guilty to the DUI charge and receive a sentence. That sentence is then suspended, however, allowing the defendant to fulfill the requirements of the diversion program.
Agreeing on terms. Next, the prosecution and the DUI defense team negotiate the terms of the diversion program. These can include requiring that the defendant perform community service, not commit any addition crimes, and/or attend rehabilitation courses.
Following through. If the defendant succeeds in following the terms of the program for the specified time period, the charges will be dismissed. If not, the suspended sentence reactivates and becomes effective immediately.
Our Knowledgeable Criminal Defense Lawyers in Santa Rosa Are Standing By
An experienced Santa Rosa DUI Defense Attorney can help you seek to get into a diversion program and is very familiar with what it takes to get this approved by the court. Our legal team has helped numerous clients just like you to avoid conviction, get into diversion programs, or to achieve a positive verdict at trial. We know DUI law. You deserve to be represented by a skilled lawyer from our firm with years of experience in the California court system.
Please call our office today at (707) 571-8600 in our centrally located Santa Rosa office in Sonoma County or call our office in San Rafael in Marin County at (415) 492-4507 to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation.