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The Office of the State Attorney, 13th Judicial Circuit just developed their own DUI Diversion Program. Therefore, we will look at some of Florida’s already established DUI diversion programs. The 8th, 9th, 11th & 15th Circuit Courts all use DUI Diversion for a driver’s first DUI charge. Furthermore, each Circuit Court has different admission rules and distinct program requirements.
First of all, the confusion of this process is shown below. Therefore for help, call (813) 222-2220. In Orange and Osceola Counties, only legal U.S. residents can join the DUI Diversion Program. As a result, a tourist charge with a DUI could never enter the DUI Diversion program in the Ninth Circuit Court. In Miami-Dade County, there is no upper limit on your BAC to make you ineligible. But that same county requires that you sign a statement of guilt before entering. Three of the Circuit Courts (8th, 11th, and 15th) will refuse admission if a child or animal was with you when you were charged. Another only the 8th Circuit Court will use drunken aggression as a reason to deny your access to the program.
DUI Diversion Admission Qualifiers
|8th Circuit; Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy, Union||9th Circuit; Orange, Osceola||11th Circuit; Miami-Dade||15th Circuit; Palm Beach|
|Approval by Office of the State Attorney.|
|Defendant’s administrative DMV Suspension not affected.|
|Each case will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.|
|Legal residence in the United States.|
|Must have a Valid Driver’s License at time of arrest.|
|An accident may invalidate eligibility.|
|Child or animal in vehicle may invalidate eligibility.|
|Prior alcohol-related driving offenses may invalidate eligibility.|
|Blood Alcohol Level of under .20 (.220 for 9th).|
|Vehicle must not contain controlled substances.|
|No inappropriate behavior like belligerence to law enforcement.|
|Prior misdemeanor may invalidate eligibility.|
|No motions filing, demanding discovery or demanding a jury trial.|
|No prior felony sentences.|
|Plea must be entered at arraignment.|
|Request DUI Diversion within 30 days of arrest.|
|Sign admission of guilt.|
|Prior traffic citations may invalidate eligibility.|