Post-charge Diversion and Deferred Prosecution Program

Marathon County has a court diversion program for low risk offenders. Participants are screened and offered a deferred entry of judgment in exchange for a guilty/no contest plea. The participant agrees to avoid any further criminal activity and complete an assigned case plan lasting from 9-12 months on average. In exchange for successful completion the charges are either reduced to an ordinance violation or dismissed.
Ruth Heinzl
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Court Diversion Coordinator
Marathon County District Attorney's Office
500 Forest ST
Wausau, WI 54403