Under certain circumstances, your Orange County drinking and driving case may be eligible for a pretrial diversion program or PTD. This is an option that our law firm will explore in every first-time DUI charge in Orange County. PTD is a program that, if accepted, you will have a chance to get your DUI dismissed. Once you hire a lawyer at The Law Office of Corey I. Cohen, we can work toward getting you into this program and ultimately getting your charges dismissed, and later sealed or expunged.
As a former public defender and state prosecutor who has defended and prosecuted hundreds of drunk driving cases, Orlando DUI defense attorney Corey Cohen has the experience and training in DUI cases necessary to give you a competitive advantage.
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The DUI diversion program in Orange County requires the following:
- The defendant must have no prior alcohol-related driving history.
- The defendant may have no more than two prior misdemeanor convictions.
- The defendant may have completed no more than one diversion program.
- The defendant must not have been involved in a crash in the instant case.
- The facts of the case must suggest that the defendant is a good candidate for the DUI diversion program.
This last factor is where the hiring of a lawyer is important. The state has the ultimate authority to approve or deny someone based on the facts of the case. By hiring a lawyer your chances of getting approved for pretrial diversion are a lot stronger.
There are also two tiers of DUI diversion based on the breath/blood test results or if there was a refusal to take the breath test. This determines how long the diversion program may last.
With tier one, the breath/blood averages to less than .15, and tier two is for refusals or the average breath/blood results are .15 or greater.
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Call The Law Office of Corey I. Cohen, at 407-246-0066 or contact us online to find out more about DUI diversion and for a free screening to see if your case may qualify.