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Pretrial Diversion Programs in California

If you or a loved one has been arrested for a misdemeanor offense in California and a not-guilty verdict would be difficult to obtain in court, it is still possible to avoid conviction and a criminal record by entering a pre-trial diversion program. These programs consist of treatment, education courses, and other conditions, and completion will result in dismissed charges and a sealed criminal record. 

The following are some of the most common pre-trial diversion programs for misdemeanors in California: 

  • Low-level misdemeanor diversion (PC 1000) – For individuals charged with a nonviolent misdemeanor, this program consists of probation, alcohol/drug treatment, additional classes, and victim restitution. Common examples of nonviolent misdemeanors include public intoxication, drug possession, and any other misdemeanor that doesn’t involve violence. 
  • Mental health diversion (PC 1001.36) – For individuals who are diagnosed with a mental health disorder and charged with a crime, this program lasts up to two years and consists of drug treatment, therapy sessions, and counseling. Common crimes that are ineligible for mental health diversion include murdervoluntary manslaughtersex crimes, and acts of terrorism. 
  • Military diversion (1001.80 PC) – For active-duty service members and veterans suffering from PTSD, TBI, substance abuse, sexual trauma, and any other mental health conditions, this program involves mental health treatment services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Common misdemeanors eligible include DUI, drug possession, as well as misdemeanor assault and battery

Failure to successfully complete any of these diversion programs means the case will resume through the criminal justice system. Not only does pre-trial diversion help individuals avoid serious criminal penalties, but it also provides them with the treatment and rehabilitation necessary to treat their health conditions. 

Charged with a crime in Los Angeles or Orange County? Contact The Law Office of Jacqueline Goodman today at (714) 733-1737 and schedule a free initial consultation today. 

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    MISDEMEANOR SETTLEMENT

    MISDEMEANOR SETTLEMENT

    2ND DUI

    Misdemeanor on completion of community service - Felony 2nd DUI, under 21 with injury.

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    case dismissed

    CASE REJECTED

    ATTEMPTED MURDER OF POLICE OFFICER

    Los Angeles Arrest Pre-filing representation on Attempted murder of police officer, assault with a deadly weapon upon a police officer.

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    CASE
    REJECTED

    CASE REJECTED

    ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON

    Strike felonies including assault with a deadly weapon - car with great bodily injury.

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    case dismissed

    Case dismissed

    CAR ACCIDENT

    Car accident, no license, speeding (filed by Anaheim City Attorney).

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    case dismissed

    Case dismissed

    CHILD ENDANGERMENT / CRUELTY

    Penal Code 273a(b) Child endangerment/cruelty.

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    case dismissed

    Case dismissed

    CHILD MOLESTATION

    Child molestation: Felony.

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    PROBATION TERMINATED EARLY

    PROBATION TERMINATED EARLY

    COMMERCIAL BURGLARY

    Commercial burglary probation violation: dismissed, no violation found.

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    case dismissed

    Case dismissed

    CONTEMPT OF COURT ORDER

    Contempt of court order by a gang member.

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    Case dismissed

    Case dismissed

    CSA CASE

    CSA case dismissed.

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