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Monday, May 09, 2011
With a hat tip to DUI maven Bobby Reiff, who sent out an email late on Monday, here is the statement from the current Commissar of County Court: ASA David Maer:
Sorry about the caps- he's the one shouting, not us.
According to Mr. Reiff: However, admission is not automatic and the program will include several very expensive, onerous and time consuming requirements before the person may receive their ultimate resolution of a reckless driving conviction with a withholding of adjudication.
A NEW INITIATIVE FOR ELIGIBLE FIRST TIME DUI OFFENDERS IN NON-CRASH CASES WILL BE FORMALLY IMPLEMENTED IN THE COMING WEEKS. ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION WILL RESULT IN A DISPOSITION OF:
RECKLESS DRIVING – ADJUDICATION WITHHELD
COMPLETE ELIGIBILITY AND PROGRAM DETAILS WILL BE RELEASED VERY SOON. IN THE MEANTIME, IF YOUR CASE HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS AN ELIGIBLE CANDIDATE, YOU MAY WISH TO SEEK A DEFENSE CONTINUANCE UNTIL THE INITIATIVE’S DETAILS ARE WORKED OUT. HOWEVER, WHILE A CASE MAY APPEAR ELIGIBLE, FURTHER SCREENING WILL BE CONDUCTED BEFORE THE PERSON IS ADMITTED INTO THE PROGRAM AND THE MIAMI-DADE STATE ATTORNEY’S OFFICE RETAINS SOLE DISCRETION ON WHETHER TO ADMIT OR REJECT APPLICANTS FOR ADMISSION.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING CONSIDERED FOR PARTICIPATION IN THIS INITIATIVE, PLEASE REQUEST A DEFENSE CONTINUANCE AND THE STATE WILL ANNOTATE THE FILE ACCORDINGLY AND YOU WILL BE ADVISED IN ADVANCE OF THE NEXT REPORT/SOUNDING IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIATIVE