Diversion

How long do I have to make my charitable donation, or finish my community service, or counselling?

 

Diversion is the Crown’s decision and they can take away an offer of diversion if they feel that you’re taking too long to finish what you’re supposed to do. Even if there are legitimate reasons why it is taking longer than expected, you should try to complete your diversion requirements by your next court date or be prepared to explain why you need more time. Try to be realistic when telling your lawyer, duty counsel or the court how long you’ll need to finish the things you need to do.