What is a diversion?

Should a defendant receive an alcohol or drug related offense, or battery charge, he/she may be eligible to apply for diversion. A diversion is a deferred type sentence; wherein if a defendant completes the conditions of his diversion sentence, then the case is considered dismissed.
Please note that on all DUI offenses, you are only eligible for diversion on a first (lifetime) offense. Once a defendant applies for a diversion, he is required to obtain a drug & alcohol evaluation. The results of this evaluation will determine whether a defendant is eligible for the diversion program. Chris Davis with South Central Kansas Court Services in Wichita, Kansas conducts the drug & alcohol evaluations for the Mulvane Municipal Court.