If you have been charged with a criminal or traffic offence, obtaining a diversion allows you to avoid any form of criminal record.
To be eligible to be placed on the diversion program, the following three conditions need to be satisfied:
- The offence can be heard in the Magistrates’ Court
- The offence does not have a minimum or fixed sentence or penalty; and
- You take responsibility for the offence
The diversion plan will include conditions recommended by the informant and the Diversion Coordinator. Some common conditions imposed by a diversion plan include:
- Writing a letter of apology to the victim;
- Making a donation to a charity or organisation;
- Completing community work; or
- Completing a course or program such as a behaviour change program or defensive driving course
If diversion is granted, the charges against you will be struck out once you complete the diversion plan.
Contact us to discuss your options and whether a diversion is appropriate in your case. We are experienced in obtaining diversion for a range of offending and can provide advice on your specific circumstances.