There is currently a program in Harris County that allows
first time DWI offenders to avoid a final conviction for
DWI. It is known as the DIVERT Program and it allows defendants to participate
in the program and in return avoid a conviction for DWI.
Judge Bill Harmon is currently the only judge that does not allow defendants
to participate in the program. He says that the program is illegal because
it is the same as allowing a DWI defendant to take deferred adjudication
for a DWI, which is prohibited in the state of Texas.