Formal Traffic Diversion
Formal Traffic Diversion
Eligibility for Formal Traffic Diversion is determined on a case by case basis and requires an application process. The Formal Traffic Diversion application is different than the application for the Mail-in Traffic Diversion. If your citation includes any of the offenses listed below, you must submit the required Diversion Application and $30 application fee to determine your eligibility for Diversion.
Formal Traffic Diversion Offenses include:
- Driving While Suspended
- Reckless Driving
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident
- Fleeing and Eluding
- Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor
- Furnishing Tobacco to a Minor
- Minor in Possession/Consumption of Alcohol
- Transporting an Open Container
If your citation also includes a registration and/or an insurance violation, you MUST provide a printed document showing that the vehicle has been updated with a current registration and/or valid proof of insurance when submitting your application and $30 fee. If you did not have insurance at the time of the citation, your current insurance must be a six-month prepaid policy. Your application will not be accepted without the required documentation.
When you submit your Application for Formal Traffic Diversion, the printed documentation of proof of the updated registration, current insurance, or updated driver’s license MUST be submitted also.
If your ticket involved an ACCIDENT, you must provide printed proof of insurance and a document that provides proof that you have been released from liability. This includes proof that you are not responsible for damages or that you have paid for the damages.
Applications for Driving While Suspended will be denied if you have a prior conviction for Driving While Suspended in the past 12 months or if you are unable to get your driving privileges reinstated within 120 days.
If you have a commercial driver’s license (CDL) you are not eligible for traffic diversion, regardless of whether you were driving a commercial vehicle at the time of ticket.
There are several ways to begin the Diversion process
- Contact the Traffic Unit by phone 913-715-3011 and the application can be sent to you.
- When the Courthouse reopens, you may apply in person at the Johnson County District Attorney’s Diversion Office within the Johnson County District Courthouse to fill out an application, and pay the $30 application fee.
- When the Courthouse reopens, appear in Court on your scheduled Court date. If you don’t know when you are required to appear, contact the Traffic Unit using the phone number or email address above. Failure to appear may result in a warrant.
The application fee may be paid by exact cash, money order, or credit card. Credit/debit card payments will include an additional 2.4 % service fee. No personal checks will be accepted for the application fee.
After you have properly submitted an application for Formal Traffic Diversion, a Traffic Unit Case Manager will mail you a letter within 30 days, with instructions on how to proceed.
You MUST continue to make ALL court appearance while the Diversion process is pending.
DUI diversions are handled through the Criminal Diversion program, not the Traffic Unit. For questions regarding DUI Diversion, visit the Criminal Diversion page or call 913-715-3114.