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Traffic Ticket Diversion (Reduction) Information
Madison County Traffic Diversion
Administered by the Madison County District Attorney’s Office
Pursuant to Madison County Local Law No. 1 of 2020
The Madison County Diversion Program has been established in recognition of the fact that the vast majority of people who receive a traffic ticket are law-abiding citizens who are now facing their first interaction with the criminal justice system. This program is designed to assist eligible citizens who are seeking a disposition of their current Vehicle and Traffic Tickets in a way that will both educate them as to traffic safety and allow them to avoid the potentially negative consequences of a traffic conviction. The program is administered by the Madison County District Attorney’s Office.
Prior to submitting an application for Traffic Diversion, you are encouraged to learn more about the Madison County Traffic Diversion Program and your constitutional, statutory, and due process rights after being issued a ticket by clicking on the following link: Traffic Diversion Program Information and Instructions
If you have retained an attorney and wish to apply for Traffic Diversion, your application is made through the Madison County District Attorney’s Website by clicking on the “Traffic Reduction” button on the left-hand side of the website’s homepage or by clicking on the following link: https://madisonny.diversionconnect.com/register-attorney/
If you wish to apply for Traffic Diversion and have not retained an attorney, your application is made through the Madison County District Attorney’s Website by clicking on the “Traffic Reduction” button on the left-hand side of the website’s homepage or by clicking on the following link: https://madisonny.diversionconnect.com/
If you are indigent (your household income is at or below federal poverty guidelines), prior to submitting an application for Traffic Diversion, you can apply for a waiver of the administrative fee that is a usual condition of traffic diversion. You will likely still have to take a Defensive Driving Course and you may be required to perform community service at a not-for-profit organization instead of paying the administrative fee. To request a fee waiver, you should download the application that can be found as part of the application process or you can find it to download it by clicking here: Application for Administrative Fee Waiver
Once you have completed the form, please submit it along with the other required paperwork to https://madisonny.diversionconnect.com/. Upon receipt of your traffic diversion application, your fee waiver application will be reviewed and a response will be emailed to you.
PLEASE NOTE AND UNDERSTAND THAT IF ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM BY THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE AND IF THE DIVERSION IS APPROVED BY THE COURT, YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE TRAFFIC DIVERSION PROGRAM DIVERTS YOUR TICKET FROM THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND INTO AN ADMISTRATIVE PROCESS THAT WILL ULTIMATELY RESULT IN THE DISMISSAL OF YOUR TICKET(S).
** The Madison County District Attorney’s Office reserves the right in their sole discretion to approve, deny, or grant an exception to the eligibility requirements of the Traffic Diversion Program or deny any application for participation in the Traffic Diversion Program. **
** To maintain the independence of the judiciary, please understand that the Court has the ultimate authority to approve or reject the Madison County District Attorney’s Office motion for diversion and dismissal. **
** If your application for Traffic Diversion is rejected by the District Attorney’s Office and/or the Court, any administrative fee paid by you will be refunded. However, if you fail to complete any of the conditions of your enrollment in the Traffic Diversion Program – such as the completion of a Defensive Driving Course – your administrative fee will not be refunded and your participation in Traffic Diversion will be terminated. **
Once you have clicked on the link to apply for Traffic Diversion, you can reach the Help Desk toll free at 866-250-6050 or by email at info@DiversionManagement.com. Both are maintained by Diversion Management who have been authorized by the Madison County District Attorney’s Office to process the information and materials necessary for the District Attorney’s review of your application.