The State Attorney has instituted this supervised, comprehensive program for first time, misdemeanor DUI and BUI offenders. This is a voluntary program that requires the first-time offender to complete the statutory DUI or BUI sanctions, including any recommended substance abuse treatment and frequent, random testing for substance abuse. Any recommended sanction and disposition are subject to approval of the Court.
Please read the documents linked to this page carefully for all program details. Eligibility is determined by the State Attorney’s Office after submission of an application to participate in D.R.O.P.
A defendant can be eligible for D.R.O.P. if:
Applications are due at or before the second pre-trial hearing.
The 3 documents required to apply to D.R.O.P. are linked in the Downloadable Forms below. Applicants must submit (1) DROP Application, (2) Statement of Prior Record, (3) Waiver of Speedy Trial, and (4) a $50 money order or cashier’s check made payable to the State of Florida to be considered for DROP acceptance. For the program's specifics, please see the DROP Program Information (PDF).
If on the date of the DUI/BUI offense, the defendant possessed a driver’s license issued by a state other than Florida, the defendant must provide the State with his/her complete driver record.
If the defendant has a prior DUI/BUI arrest, the defendant must provide the State with court documents showing the prior case was disposed in a manner which would still allow D.R.O.P. participation (see Eligibility Criteria above).
The 20 Community Service hours must be completed and cannot be bought out. If you live in another county or state, you must complete the 20 Community Service hours at an equivalent location in your county or state.
Bring the DUI Program Class Verification Form to DUI School. The program provider/instructor should document your successful completion of the education component of the DUI School. You are responsible for submitting the completed form to the State Attorney’s Office for consideration.
New Port Richey: Contact Bryan Doeg at 727.847.8051
Dade City: Contact Scott Rosenwasser at 352.521.4331
or send an email to DiversionPasco@flsa6.gov
Contact the DROP Program Specialist at 727.464.6803
or send an email to DiversionPinellas@flsa6.gov