DRUG OFFENSES | Pre trial Diversion


Pre-Trial Diversion – run by the State Attorney’s Office; for first time offenders; similar to probation; charges dropped upon successful completion.


Pre-Trial Intervention – similar to Pre-Trial Diversion; run by the Court; spotless record not required; similar to probation; charges dropped upon successful completion; See Fla. Stat. 948.08 Pretrial intervention program.


Drug Court – two levels – 1st level is for first time drug offenders; run by the court; strict compliance required; must report to court every 2 weeks at first; charges dropped upon successful completion – 2nd level is for persons with prior drug offenses; requires plea be entered to the charges; has stricter supervision; court determines sentence upon completion, but usually releases you from further supervision; it may help keep you out of jail.