Orange County courts are currently offering a deferred prosecution program for some DUI cases. This deferred prosecution program is called Orange County DUI Pre Trial Diversion. There are also two tiers of Orange County DUI diversion based on the breath/blood test results or if there was a breath test refusal. Tier one DUI Pre-Trial Diversion is for those DUI cases where the breath/blood averages to less than .15 and tier two DUI Pre Trial Diversion is for those cases where the individual either refuses the breath test or his/her average breath/blood results are .15 or greater. The primary benefit to such a program is, upon successful completion of its terms and conditions, the office of the State Attorney will file a dismissal of the DUI charge. Unfortunately, the State Attorney’s office is very selective in their admission policy and only admit individuals whose case fits into its narrow parameters. Some of the qualification criteria include:
- Information received by the State Attorney indicates client is a good candidate to successfully complete and benefit from the program.
- No prior alcohol related criminal offenses.
- No accident alleged in the present case including single car accidents.
- No more than one prior diversion program or two prior misdemeanor charges.
At TILDEN LAW, we evaluate every client’s case to determine whether they are qualified for the DUI pre trial diversion program and whether there is a greater likelihood of dismissal through other means. We work with both the Court/State Attorney and the PTD program coordinator to make our client’s entry and completion as smooth as possible.
If you have been arrested or charged with a DUI in Orlando and are facing criminal prosecution in either Orange County, Seminole County, Florida, or if you have had your driver license suspended for a DUI, contact the attorneys at TILDEN LAW for an initial and confidential consultation, 407-599-1234.