The Douglas County District Attorney has established the following guidelines for diversion of traffic infraction charges.Traffic infractions are violations for which a standard penalty is listed at K.S.A. 8-2118. See K.S.A. 21-3105. In addition, misdemeanor violations of K.S.A. 8-2503 and K.S.A.8-142 (expired tag only) may be combined with an infraction for diversion.
These guidelines are effective for any cases pending or offenses committed on or after April 1, 2007. Diversion is a privilege and not a right. No presumption in favor of diversion exists in any case. It is presumed that diversion is not appropriate in the following circumstances: