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Harris County offers program to expunge DWIs

Posted on December 15th, 2010 No Comments

Harris County recently created a program to help drivers convicted of their first DWI to have the charge expunged from their record.  The program, called DIVERT, or Direct Intervention using Voluntary Education Restitution and Treatment, allows drivers to agree to two years of supervision, counseling and sobriety in exchange for having the charges expunged.

In Harris County, approximately 6,000 people are arrested on first-time offense drunk driving charges every year.  Also, the county has the country’s highest annual rate of drunk driving-related fatalities.  The process is very similar to deferred adjudication in that if the program’s participants stay out of trouble for a certain period of time the charges are dropped.

If you have been charged with driving while intoxicated there are several options you can pursue to have the charges dismissed.  Contact the Houston DWI attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer P.C. at 713-523-0404 today to set up an appointment with one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys.