If you are facing DUI charges and want to avoid jail time, diversion from jail is a common option our clients want to take advantage of. If our client enters in the Diversion Program, our attorneys keep the file open for the entire year-long process. This, of course, is in addition to helping the person at the front end with their criminal case as well as the actual entry into the program.
Why Do I Need An Attorney to Complete My DUI Diversion Program?
While many clients are interested in diversion, there are several factors that could impact your eligibility. There are several factors that impact eligibility, and an attorney can help you navigate through them. Primarily, diversion is a formal agreement you enter into with the court. If you plea “guilty” or “no contest” at the time of your diversion hearing, and you do all that the court requires you to do in a year, your DUII charge will be dismissed.
We’ve found that there is a really high percentage of people, even good people that we represent, that get sideways in the system because of clerical errors. For example, a court staff person can easily put a piece of paper in the wrong file. If that happens, the court automatically thinks that you didn’t do what you were supposed to do. If things go wrong from there, you could actually be convicted of the DUI. Not because you weren’t completing the requirements, but simply because of an error. An important portion of successful program completion is keeping the court up to speed on what you have done, and when. At Reynolds Defense Firm, we intentionally keep your file open for the next year to help you avoid potential paperwork issues.
How RDF Helps Clients Successfully Complete DUI Diversion
Our team reviews your file throughout your Diversion year, checks in with you, and check in with the court. This is to ensure that all things are on track for completion. We always want to avoid any surprises. This goes doubly at end when it might be too late to do anything about it. Bottom line, we work hard to make sure the case is dismissed. After all, this is why you’re entering the program in the first place.
Our entire team wants to help you be successful with that goal, and we’re here to help. If you are facing DUI charges, contact us by visiting our website.