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Madeleine Lynch

Lawyer, Fitzroy Legal Service

Diversion program

Last updated

1 July 2021

For an explanation of this, see ‘Diversion’ under ‘Other orders’ in ‘Sentencing orders available to the Magistrates’ Court‘.

The diversion program does not apply to:

  • speeding offences;
  • drink-driving offences;
  • dangerous-driving offences; and
  • some other driving offences (where there is a mandatory loss of licence) (s 59 Criminal Procedure Act 2009 (Vic) (‘CP Act’)).

Any driver placed on a diversion program still incurs demerit points for the offence (s 59(7) CP Act).

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