Diversion

Our Diversion programs provide an alternative to prosecution for qualifying defendants and prompt repayment of restitution to victims

Diversion refers defendants in criminal cases to a supervised performance program prior to adjudication. If a defendant fulfills all the terms and conditions set for in a diversion agreement, all charges against him or her will be dismissed. All authority for diversion lies with the District Attorney. Disposing of cases through diversion must prove to be in the interests of justice and of benefit to the defendant and the community.

Traffic

The following traffic violations are not eligible for diversion:

  • fleeing to elude
  • drag racing
  • speeding in a school or construction zone
  • failure to yield to an emergency vehicle
  • reckless driving
  • improper passing of a school bus

If you have a commercial driver’s license (CDL), you are not eligible for traffic diversion, regardless of whether you were driving a commercial vehicle at the time of the ticket.

If you have any prior traffic convictions or diversions within the past year, you are
not eligible for diversion.

See Traffic Diversion Policy(PDF, 383KB) for questions regarding eligibility.

Criminal

This program is for qualified defendants.

The District Attorney’s Office will not prescreen or opine about the defendant’s eligibility, potential approval, or other consideration until application has been made and the application fee has been paid.

See Criminal Diversion Policy(PDF, 211KB) for questions regarding eligibility.

DUI

This program is for qualified defendants who have been charged with a DUI for the first time, and the charges are filed in the District Court of Wyandotte County, KS.

The District Attorney’s Office will not prescreen or opine about the defendant’s eligibility, potential approval, or other consideration until application has been made and the application fee has been paid.

You are not eligible for diversion if, at the time of the offense, you were involved in a motor vehicle accident or collision resulting in personal injury or death.

See DUI Diversion Policy(PDF, 212KB) for questions regarding eligibility.

Drug

This program is for qualified defendants.

The District Attorney’s Office will not prescreen or opine about the defendant’s eligibility, potential approval, or other consideration until application has been made and the application fee has been paid.

See Drug Diversion Policy(PDF, 214KB) for questions regarding eligibility.