DUI Diversion Programs
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You may have made a mistake in judgment and found yourself in a place that you would have never expected. One simple lapse can lead to a DUI arrest, jeopardizing your future for years to come. By choosing to participate in the Back on Track Program in Miami, your criminal charges could be dismissed, dropped, or reduced.
However, to even have this program as an option, you should work with a Miami DUI lawyer right away. Good, honest people make mistakes every day. Unfortunately, some mistakes lead to a criminal accusation. In fact, nearly 80% of my clients have never been arrested before. If you have been arrested for DUI, there is nothing to be ashamed of, and you do not have to lose hope.
The Back on Track Diversion Program in Miami is available for individuals who want to take a proactive approach to fighting a DUI charge. Admission into the program is not automatic, so seeking help from my firm is the best way to ensure enrollment. At my firm, Jonathan B. Blecher, P.A., I can help you get through the admission process, guide you through each step during the program, and ultimately help you apply for a sealing of your criminal record after your case is closed.
Why should you choose my firm to represent you?
- I have more than 40 years of experience
- I have successfully defended over 3,000 DUI cases
- I am a member in the National College for DUI Defense
- I have an Avvo rating of 10.0 Superb
- I am a former prosecutor
- I have been invited to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
What Is A DUI Diversion Program?
Many first-time DUI offenders will have the opportunity to completely avoid a DUI conviction by participating in a diversion program. Depending on the program, some requirements include attending counseling or abuse classes, performing community service, submitting to random drug tests, paying fees or donations, and attending Mothers Against Drunk Driving victim impact classes.
My firm has been able to secure admission into the program even in cases of automobile accidents with police cars, excessive points on driving records, high breath test results, and drug possession charges. Such an accomplishment is by no means an easy feat, but I believe in the need to keep your record clean at all costs.
Wondering If You Are Eligible?
The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office has structured its eligibility process for the program to offer it in a specified group of cases.
In order to be eligible for Back on Track Miami, you must meet the following criteria:
- First arrest for DUI
- Must not have caused injury in a crash or damage to another vehicle
- No minor children were involved
- No open containers of alcohol found
- No prior felony convictions or withholds of adjudication
- Breath test result under 0.25%
If you have a prior criminal record, an exception can be made provided that the record does not exceed one non-violent felony or two prior misdemeanor convictions. You must not have completed more than one misdemeanor diversion program and must not have been driving on a suspended license when arrested for DUI.
Other DUI Diversion Programs Around Florida
DUI Diversion programs like Back on Track Miami can currently be found in only five areas of Florida. There are DUI Diversion Programs in Gainesville, West Palm Beach, the Orlando area, and The Florida Keys. Each of these programs carries different admission standards and requirements, so it is vital that you consult with me to determine whether or not you are eligible. I have been very successful at securing admission for my clients throughout Florida.
Let’s Build A Strategy For Your Case!
Seeking admission into a diversion program is an important decision that should be discussed with a Miami DUI defense attorney. Keep in mind that the program could help you avoid conviction, jail time, and a criminal record.
Contact Jonathan B. Blecher, P.A., and I will analyze your case and determine your best strategy.