Standard Diversion Qualifications for All Offenses
- Ramsey County criminal offense
- No previous diversion as an adult
- Not on probation or parole from any jurisdiction
- Admission of guilt but no guilty plea entered
- Drug charges involving simple possession only
- No additional criminal charges pending
- Defendant must have identifiable problems and be in need of intervention
- Defendant must voluntarily participate
- Defendant must cooperate with Project Remand and agree to establish goals
- Restitution limited to $4,000:
- amount may be evenly divided between charged co-defendants in order to bring all defendants below the $4,000 limitation.
- where stolen property is recovered undamaged, the fact that the value of property stolen exceeds $4,000 will not prevent approval for diversion. amaged recovered property, however, is subject to the $4,000 limitation, as measured by the cost of repair.
- restitution amounts of over $2,000 may justify a 2-year diversion
Additional Qualifications for Felonies
- No prior felony or gross misdemeanor convictions including gross misdemeanor DWI on record. Misdemeanor convictions may disqualify the defendant from diversion.
- No felony juvenile adjudications after the age of 16.
- No crimes of violence or burglary of dwelling cases.
- Victim and police do not oppose diversion.
- 100 hours of volunteer community service.
Additional Qualifications for Misdemeanors
- Clear or minimal prior criminal record.
- Victim of Assault V does not oppose diversion.
- Cooperation in prosecution of all co-defendants.