DUII Diversion Program
What is a DUII Diversion Program?
If you’re a first-time offender, Oregon has a DUII diversion program that will allow the case to be dismissed if the program is completed.
To be eligible for a diversion program, you must enter a plea of Guilty or No Contest to the DUII after being charged. You must then file a petition with the court requesting diversion. You will need to pay a $490 filing fee and the petition must be filed within 30 days of being charged. You are ineligible for diversion if you were convicted of a DUII within the past 15 years, have taken part in a diversion program within the last 15 years, or have been convicted of a felony DUII.
What Does a Diversion Program Include?
This program is one year and requires:
- Paying the court a fee.
- Attending a Victim Impact Panel class.
- Going to and completing a drug/alcohol treatment class.
- Remaining sober for the duration of the program, whether you are driving or not.
- An Interlock Ignition Device (IID) is installed in any vehicle you drive throughout the year.
After successful completion of the 12-month program, the court will dismiss the DUII charge and you will not be convicted of a crime. However, the arrest will still remain on your record and will include the results or refusal of the breathalyzer test.
If the program is not successfully completed, you may still face conviction and any potential penalties relating to the case.
If you have any further questions regarding a diversion program, please get in touch with the DUII attorneys at Donahue Law Firm. We will be there for you throughout the process.