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What is a diversion?

With the diversion, the public prosecution or the court has the possibility to waive the carrying out of formal criminal proceedings in certain offenses, if the matter has been clarified sufficiently and the suspect or defendant takes on responsibility for the offense. In the course of the diversion, the suspect resp. the defendant is offered the possibility to undergo burdensome measures (e.g. community service), to pay a fine or the like. In this case there is neither a conviction nor a formal sentence. There is no entry in the criminal record either. However, the diversion is stored court-internally for ten years.

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