In-Court Traffic Diversion
Traffic Diversion Overview
Traffic Diversion is an opportunity to have your citation dismissed if you comply with the terms of your Diversion, which is determined on a case by case basis. After you discuss your citation with a Traffic Case Manager, your eligibility will be determined. If eligible, you may sign your Diversion Agreement and pay in full based on the violations on the citation you were issued.
At the present time, you may call or email our office to resolve your citation. Many citations can be handled without the need for you to appear in Court once the Courthouse reopens, including some Misdemeanor violations that state a Court appearance is required. The Johnson County Traffic Diversion Office can be reached at 913-715-3011 to determine eligibility. Diversion is not allowed if the defendant has had a prior Traffic Diversion with the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office within the last 6 months. If you are on Probation or Diversion for another case, this will be considered before determining eligibility for Traffic Diversion.
The following offenses are not eligible for Traffic Diversion:
- Speeding 21 MPH or more in a 70 MPH zone
- Speeding 26 MPH or more in a 45-65 MPH Zone
- Speeding 16 MPH or more in a 30-40 MPH Zone
- Speeding 11 MPH or more in a 20-25 MPH Zone
(If you believe an exceptional circumstance warrants consideration for one of the above offenses, contact us by phone or email to explain why you believe you would be a good candidate for Diversion.)
- Moving violations in a park, construction zone, or school zone
- Running a red light while being involved in an accident
- Any violation issued to a CDL license holder
- Overweight vehicle
- Interlock violations
Violations requiring documentation
Certain charges require specific documentation to be eligible for Traffic Diversion. You must provide these documents to the District Attorney’s Traffic Unit before you will be allowed to start Diversion and payment in full is required at the time the Diversion Agreement is signed.
You may forward documentation in an email as a PDF attachment: Place your name as it appears on your citation, and the case number in the subject line. You can locate your case number using the Johnson County District Court website: www.jococourts.org
If you fax the required document(s), ensure your case number, your full name as it appears on the citation, and your phone number is on the fax: 913-715-3040.
- No Proof of Insurance
o If you did not have insurance at the time of the citation, your current insurance must be a six-month prepaid policy
o Vehicle’s current registration
- No Valid Driver’s License
o Valid driver’s license
- Tint Violation
o Proof of tint removal (receipt or pictures)
- Fishing Without a License
o Valid Fishing License
- Defective Vehicle Equipment
o Proof showing equipment deficiency is fixed
If your citation involved an ACCIDENT, you must provide proof of insurance and proof from your insurance company that you have been released from liability and any claims for injury or property damage have been resolved, or the insurance company states that the claims are being resolved. This includes proof that you are not responsible for damages or that you have paid for the damages.
Please see the Formal Traffic Diversion page for information about Diversion for Driving While Suspended, Leaving the Scene of the Accident, Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor, Furnishing Tobacco to a Minor, Minor in Possession/Consumption of Alcohol, Reckless Driving, Fleeing and Eluding, and Transporting an Open Container.
Due to COVID19, the Courthouse is currently closed to the public. Call the Traffic Unit 913-715-3011 for information to begin Diversion prior to your Court date. Listen to the message carefully and leave a detailed voicemail.
When the Courthouse reopens, which may not be until after large gatherings are allowed, you may visit the Johnson County District Attorney’s Diversion Office located on the 4th floor of the Johnson County District Courthouse to pay your fees and sign your Diversion Agreement OR appear in Court on your Court date. The Diversion office is available Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Diversion fees and Court costs must be paid in full at the time of signing. Forms of payment accepted include cash, money order, personal check, or credit card. Use of a credit card is subject to service fees.