Entry in Sarpy County's Diversion Program does not excuse anyone from appearing in court as scheduled. All people participating in Sarpy County Diversion and/or legal representatives (attorneys) must appear for all court hearings until such time as their case is dismissed. Failure to attend a scheduled court hearing will result in a warrant for their arrest. Failure to appear will also result in the forfeiting of bond money to the courts. Those that are involved in the court process and get a response from the Judge stating their case has been dismissed still have the responsibility to complete their Diversion Program as contracted.
A Diversion Program generally is six months in duration. Common types of cases are first time DUI's, MIP, Possession of Marijuana under an ounce, Possession of Paraphernalia, and Shoplifting.
After successfully completing a Diversion Program a completion letter will be mailed to the client. A copy of the client's contract can be obtained, if available, by the client at the Diversion Office. A photo ID and five dollars will be required. It takes twenty-four to forty-eight hours before the contract can be picked up by the client or mailed to the client's address.
In order to get a driver's license back, reinstatement requirements in the state of Nebraska or of the issuing state may have to be completed. For more information concerning the return of a driver's license, call the Department of Motor Vehicles in Lincoln, Nebraska at (402) 471-2281.