DUI Diversion

DUI Diversion Program

Many first-time DUII/DUI offenders in Oregon are eligible for the Oregon DUI diversion program, which is an agreement with the court that ultimately allows for the dismissal of your drunk driving charge. The diversion program lasts a year and requires the payment of fines, attendance at a victim’s class, an alcohol evaluation and treatment. Upon successful completion of the yearlong program, the court will dismiss your DUII/DUI charges.

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Who Is Eligible for DUI Diversion?

In order to be eligible for the diversion program, certain requirements must be met. If you have a commercial driver’s license (CDL), have had multiple DUII/DUI charges or have taken part in a previous diversion program within the past 15 years, you may not be eligible. In order to have your charges dismissed, you must meet all of the requirements of the program, including:

  • The payment of all applicable fees
  • Completion of an alcohol and drug abuse assessment and treatment program
  • Attendance at a victim impact panel
  • Abstaining from alcohol use during the sobriety portion of your treatment
  • Installation of an approved ignition interlock device in your vehicle(s) if required by the court

While you are going through the program, there is a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to drinking and driving. In other words, the presence of any alcohol in your bloodstream could result in a criminal conviction. Participation in the diversion program can be costly and time consuming. However, it allows you to avoid the risk of a trial and a possible criminal record.

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