Orange County DEJ Deferred Dismissal Drug Program
The Orange County Courts, in an effort to handle the large amount of minor drug offense cases, encourages the Orange County District Attorney’s Office to dismiss minor drug cases by having defendants in OC Courts participate in a Deferred Entry of Judgement (DEJ) program. That program requires that defendants enter a plea, which is held by the courts, and then do two things:
- Have no other violations of the law; and
- Participate in the classes through Santa Ana College Community Services Program.
After that, at a later court date, the Orange County DEJ Deferred Dismissal Drug Program will dismiss a defendant’s case.
The program is held at the Santa Ana College at 1530 W. 17th Street, S-203, Santa Ana, CA 92706, on Saturdays between 10am and 4pm. They are held in room A-210 of the college.
Dates for Spring 2016 are as follows (subject to change – visit their website at www.sac.edu/cms for the current schedule):
January 9th, 2016
January 23, 2016
February 6, 2016
February 27, 2016
March 12, 2016
March 26, 2016
April 23, 2016
May 7, 2016
May 21, 2016
June 4, 2016
The classes are all on Saturdays, from 10am to 4pm, but check in is at 9:30 a.m. They do not admit late students, at all, so make sure you are not late.
To register, after being referred by the court, you would contact community services at (714) 564-6594, or visit their website through the Santa Ana College.
Parking is $2 for this college, in all student lots. The lots on the south side of the campus are closest.
At Miller & Associates, we have over 20 years of experience in successfully getting clients into drug diversion programs for drug possession charges. Our office in Orange County can walk you through the steps of a diversion program and help you stay out of jail. We can inform you of exactly what you are qualified for and what may be your best option. Contact us or call us today at 877-568-2977. We will be there when you call.