AMP Diversion Program
Adult Misdemeanor Pre-Charging
The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office’s (KCPAO) Adult Misdemeanor Pre-Charging Diversion Program (AMP) is an alternative method of holding low-level misdemeanor offenders accountable for violations of the law. This Diversion Program diverts potential misdemeanor criminal cases from formal court proceedings during the pre-charging stage - before the case is filed – with the intention of saving judicial, prosecutorial, jail, and defense resources. AMP also aims to give individuals the opportunity to accept responsibility for their actions by providing a service to the community or engaging in positive social activities (i.e., community service, driver’s safety courses, alcohol and drug information school, etc.). In return, the individual benefits by avoiding the criminal charge on their record. AMP does not apply to any potential felony charges, DUI, domestic violence, or other crimes against persons.