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The Diversion office will only release police reports to attorneys who submit a Request for Discovery. Attorneys are bound by the rules of discovery as to what juvenile, witness, and victim information in the police report they may share with their clients.
Some police agencies will release police reports. If you want a copy of your police report, you must contact the arresting police agency or retain an attorney.
If you do not sign a Diversion Agreement, your case will be sent back to the Prosecutor's Office for charging.
If a youth signs a Diversion Agreement for one of the following offenses, a notice will be sent to the school principal: Inhaling toxic fumes, a controlled substance violation, a liquor violation, assault, harassment, reckless burning, malicious mischief, reckless endangerment, and/or a weapons offense. This notice will only include the juvenile’s name and the offense that was committed; it will not include the details of the offense.
If a youth signs a Diversion Agreement for a drug or alcohol offense, notice will be sent to the Department of Licensing in Olympia.
Our financial screener will review these documents and determine your ability to pay based on the federal poverty guidelines. The financial screener will assess a fee and bill you the assessed amount. You can make up to four monthly payments on your assessed fee. If your fee is waived, you will not receive a bill.
If you do not follow the requirements of your Diversion Agreement, the case will be referred to the Prosecuting Attorney for review, and a formal court hearing called a Diversion Termination hearing may occur. If the court determines that you failed to complete your Diversion Agreement, the case will proceed to arraignment and will be handled like other Juvenile Court cases. If you do not appear at the court hearing, the court may order that you be arrested. See
However, early reinstatement of driving privileges is possible if you successfully complete your diversion requirements. For a first offense, early reinstatement is possible 90 days after your 16th birthday or 90 days after the Diversion Agreement was signed. On a second offense, early reinstatement is possible one year after the Diversion Agreement was signed, or at age 17, whichever is longer. You also cannot apply for a learner's permit until your driving privilege has been reinstated.
When the revocation time is up, DOL will notify you. You will be required to take the written and driving test again and pay a reinstatement fee in addition to the licensing fees.
See Early Reinstatement of Driving Privileges
(This notification, and a detailed listing of the actual offenses, is included along with the appointment letter when you are scheduled for your Diversion appointment.)
Any information received by a principal or school personnel under this section is confidential and may not be further disseminated except as provided by law.
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