The district attorney's office chooses cases to do pre-charge diversion. A deputy from the Sheriff's Office supervises the deferred prosecution agreements to insure compliance and refer non-compliance back to the DA for further action. Some agreements have automatic penalty provisions attached for certain violations which are enforced by the Sheriff's Office. Upon successful completion of the agreements no charges are filed if too many violations or certain types of violation occur while under the agreement defendants may be prosecuted for their original crime. The program supervises veterans, mentally ill on settlement agreements, and many first time offenders. Alternatives range from counseling, restitution, random drug/alcohol screening, mandatory treatment programs, confirming proper medication use, and community service.
Florence County Sheriff's Office
PO Box 678
Florence, WI 54121