Can I appeal a judge's refusal to grant diversion?

If the judge denied you diversion, an appeal is a long shot.

Question

The judge turned down my request for diversion. Can I appeal that?

Answer

Defendants who are denied diversion and ultimately convicted can appeal a judge’s refusal to admit them to a diversion program. However, these appeals rarely succeed.

To learn more, see Nolo's section on Diversion and First Offender Options for a Criminal Charge.

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