The State Attorney has instituted this supervised, comprehensive program for first time, misdemeanor DUI offenders. This is a voluntary program that involves the statutory DUI 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:
There are Two Tiers of the program. Applications and other required documents are listed below. Applicants must complete the three requirements and submit documentation to the Office of the State Attorney to be eligible. For the program's specifics, please see the DROP Program Information (PDF).
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 either Ben Kanoski at 727.464.6786 or Amelia Hummel at 727.464.6786
or send an email to DiversionPinellas@flsa6.gov