The court alleges I violated a term of diversion. What will happen now?

When you enter a plea of no contest or guilty to enter into the driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII) diversion program, you are required to sign a form agreeing to satisfy specific terms of diversion. The law states the court (judge) or prosecutor may issue an order requiring you to appear in court and show cause why the court should not terminate the diversion agreement. This is considered a show cause hearing.

The Show Cause Hearing

At this hearing, the district attorney would present evidence of your failure to complete the terms of diversion (this could include driving without a proper license, driving without insurance, an ignition interlock device failure, or any other term in the agreement). The law states the court SHALL terminate the diversion agreement and enter the finding of guilty or no contest as a conviction. (ORS 813.255). Thus, a single violation of the diversion agreement could, and under the law SHALL, or should, terminate your diversion as unsuccessful and a conviction for DUII entered.

IMPORTANT UPDATEHB 2627, which was signed in to law in 2013 created an exception to the law requiring termination of diversion for not completing all requirements by the end of the year time period. The law now gives the court the authority to give a diversion participant more time to pay off fees and fines if the failure to pay the required fees is the only reason for termination.

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Darius lewis 03/01/2019 04:19 PM
Are you able to get a bond on a Termination of diversion
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Antonio 07/09/2019 01:58 PM
So if you unknowingly fail terms of the diversion such as a drug and alcahol evaluation, you miss a court date that was put in the paper, so you never know about it then they issue a warrant 5 years later because of the court date, and now they have a lyft/same movement what should you do
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antonio 07/09/2019 02:06 PM
I'm not sure, she was arrested. I bailed her out, her attorney told her she was good to go in 2014, after she had paid her fines, but never mentioned the evaluation. Well now its resurfaced 5 years later, that she had missed a court date on April 2014, but neither her or her attorney were aware of the date, as they presumed it was done and over, but they issued a warrant from April 2014, last month, so they picked her up, I followed to bail her out, talked to the da, he said get the class before the date, she got it done. Welll her 1st court app. Was today and it was just a bond hearing so they wouldnt even look at the papers she had.
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Damian Trafton 05/25/2022 05:38 PM
I had gotten a diversion for a ticket I didn’t pay and went to court got set up for diversion and had 3 payments, I paid the first 2 and I missed my appointment for the last one and was told I got breached and have a follow up court date anyone have an idea what goes on in court my date?
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