First time offenders in Clackamas County can resolve their cases through the DUI Diversion Program, a program offered throughout the state of Oregon. By entering into diversion, you can avoid the non-expungable conviction, the hefty fines, jail time, one-year driver’s license suspension and ongoing probation that accompany DUII convictions.
In DUI Diversion, you will be required to plead guilty to the alleged DUI, sign a declaration of eligibility for DUII Diversion and sign the DUI Diversion Agreement. In addition, you will be required to undergo a substance abuse evaluation and undergo treatment if you are found to have a problem with drugs or alcohol. In Clackamas County, the evaluation is completed by one of two evaluators: Pioneer Drug Evaluation Services (PADES) or Clarke’s Assessment. Both are located in Oregon City, Oregon, conveniently located near the Clackamas County Courthouse. In addition, you will be required to pay various fees associated with your charge to the Court, the treatment evaluator and the treatment provider. DUI Diversion requires the attendance of a victim’s panel and have a device attached to the ignition system of your vehicle. After you fulfill your responsibilities under the diversion program for 12 months, you will be dismissed from diversion and your DUI goes away.