Why Start New First-Time DUI Diversion (RIDR)?
Who Is Eligible for First-Time DUI Diversion Program?
What Is The Process For Selecting Cases In This DUI Diversion Program?
Why Would Someone Want To Accept A Plea Offer Under The New DUI Program?
DUI Diversion Program
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. Update: This Hillsborough County program started March 1, 2018. You can read about what the state’s attorney is looking for, what you might need to know, who is eligible and why you might want to be a part of this program.
Admission Requirements Are Confusing
First of all, some of the confusion of this process is shown below. Since each county has developed their program independently, the demands on the DUI driver differ. 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, a foreign national or someone on an F1 student visa charged 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 breath alcohol concentration (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 your admission if a child or animal was with you in the vehicle at the time of the charge. Another difference is that only the 8th Circuit Court will use drunken aggression as a reason to deny your access to the program.
Driving Under the Influence Misdemeanor
|Driving Under the Influence Misdemeanor|
The charge code used by the police, prosecutors, Judges, and Clerks of Court is TRAF1012. The offense is a criminal charge punishable by jail, fines, court costs, and drivers license suspension.
Tampa Florida DUI Charges in Brief
- Drive Vehicle
- In the State of Florida
- Under the Influence of alcohol or controlled substance
- Normal Faculties Impaired
- Or Blood alcohol over .08