Certain individuals are eligible for a DUII diversion program if arrested and charged with DUI. The criteria that must be met includes the following:
- You were arrested for DUI;
- You have not been convicted of any DUI offense within 15 years of the current charge;
- You have never been convicted of a felony DUI offense;
- You were not already participating in any diversion program or other rehabilitation program for drunk driving;
- You had not participated in one of these rehabilitation or rehabilitation programs in the past 15 years;
- The current charges are do not include charges such as aggravated vehicular homicide, murder, or criminally negligent homicide or assault related to a vehicle accident in this state or other jurisdiction, AND you have had no such charges in the past 15 years;
- You were not operating a commercial vehicle when arrested;
- No accident took place that resulted in death or physical injuries to any other person.
These are the basic facts about eligibility for the DUII Diversion Program, but as with any legal matter, your specific case should be reviewed to determine if you are eligible, even if you do not believe you meet the criteria. There are a variety of legal reasons why someone who may appear ineligible for diversion, may legally be permitted entry into diversion. You may have other options that could allow you to avoid conviction, or if you are eligible, the diversion program could be of benefit to you in your case. A Portland DUI lawyer could quickly evaluate your situation and advise you of the best options for you. Ensure that you have experienced counsel from DUI defense lawyer that has achieved positive results in the past; not all law firms are highly skilled in this area of the law.
Contact Attorney Neal Weingart for more information about eligibility for the DUII Diversion Program after an arrest for drunk driving.