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If I successfully complete diversion, will I have a criminal record?

 

Generally speaking, completing diversion means that you won’t have a criminal record, either because the charge is withdrawn, or because the one-year period has passed without incident after your charge has been stayed. Avoiding a possible criminal record is often the main reason why accused persons choose to complete diversion. However, because every person’s personal circumstances are different, you should always seek advice from your lawyer or duty counsel about what the outcome of completing diversion may mean for you and your future plans.