If I was recently arrested for my first OUI, can I join a first offenders or diversionary program? 9 Answers as of August 27, 2015I just got caught speeding by a police officer. She could smell the alcohol on my breath, so she pulled me out of the car. I failed the field sobriety tests, so she made me do the breathalyzer, and I blew a 0.1 BAC. I was arrested for a OUI, but I wanted to know. Can I join some type of diversion or first offenders program?
Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
Depending on the court and jurisdiction, getting diversion or a First Offender Program on a DUI is highly unlikely. However a good criminal defense attorney "may" be able to get the charges reduced to a wet reckless.
Answer Applies to: California
Gates' Law, PLLC | Thomas E. Gates
Some cities have diversion programs. Otherwise, you will be sentenced to have a drug and alcohol evaluation with treatment, if necessary. You will also be fined and have to do community service. It is likely that you will have to have an interlock device for your car. Probation will include random drug and alcohol screening. Meaning you cannot do drugs or alcohol while on probation.
Answer Applies to: Washington
The Law Offices of Harold L. Wallin | Harold L. Wallin
Illinois has DUIs, not OUIs. Are you talking about an Illinois case? Illinois first offenders can get a sentence called supervision which would avoid a conviction. You will need to retain an attorney who will attempt to gain this for you.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
It depends on the jurisdiction you are in, in Michigan do we do not have a first offenders or diversion program and therefore you will have to defend yourself and seek to mitigate the damages to the extent possible caused by your actions.
Answer Applies to: Michigan