In an effort to help reform our criminal justice system, legislators have launched a pilot program in Los Angeles County that helps offenders get rehabilitated and reformed, rather than punished. Codified as 10001.94 of the California Penal Code, the law allows for certain people to have their cases dismissed if certain conditions are met .
Not every offense will qualify under the Los Angeles diversion program. First off, the program only applies to misdemeanors, so even if the offense generally qualifies for dismissal under the program, if it is charged a felony, it will not qualify. The diversion program does not apply to the following offenses: