Misdemeanor Diversion Program

The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office offers pre-charge and post-charge diversion to eligible candidates who otherwise would be charged with misdemeanor offenses. Those deemed to be eligible to apply will be sent a letter informing them of the offenses of which they are suspected of committing and a deadline to complete a Misdemeanor Diversion Application to be delivered to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office Diversion Coordinator along with an application fee. The Diversion Coordinator will then determine whether the applicant is appropriate for the program.  Individuals that qualify for the program are placed under supervision for up to one year.  They must admit their guilt, and during the period of supervision, they must obey all laws, as well as the rules, terms and conditions imposed on them.  The terms and conditions of diversion frequently require payment of

restitution to the crime victim and numerous hours of community service work.  If the individual is accepted into the program, after they have been charged, the charges against them will be dismissed.  If the individual completes the program, they may file to have their record sealed without objection from the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.