It did seem like forever. My attorney had me get letters from several of my coworkers and anyone else who was willing to regarding history of community service (not legal community service, as I also have no HCC of legal charges or trouble EVER, but good things I've done within my community), positive aspects of my nursing career and just basically positive letters stating why they hoped I would be able to return to my nursing career as a valuable asset (which a felony charge would not allow me to do). With diversion charges, they could go toward felony or misdemeanor. My lawyer took those to the DA and met with him before any charges were filed. I actually ended up with pre-file PTI, meaning I was never arrested and that as long as I completed my PTI without incident, I never would be but, if I screwed anything up, they would come back and filed the decided upon charges and follow through with the stronger version of trial options. My PTI was fees, 100 hours of community service and two years of being in PTI, but after one year I would be dropped from the program if I had completed all requirements and remained in good standing. This was the best option I could have hoped for; it was better than what I expected because I was waiting everyday for them to come pick me up to make me go in for a mug shot. In about two weeks my one year will be up so I am patiently waiting to see if I really do get a letter saying I have been dropped from the program. I am told that, because it was pre-file, none of this will ever even show up on my record (since I will have no arrest record.). If anyone wanted to dig far enough, they would see the PTI but it should not show up on any criminal background screens and that can make a difference in finding jobs, which can already be a challenge with my BON stains so that was paramount to me. I was intervened in and turned myself into IPN on Feb 15th and signed my PTI paperwork on March 27th last year, if that gives you any idea of how long it took. The wait is, indeed, interminable while you are going through it. Hang in there and I wish you the most abundant of blessings as you wait. I know I prayed every day, several times a day, for help in my situation.