The pretrial diversion program offers persons charged with criminal offenses or municipal violations an alternative to traditional criminal justice or juvenile system proceedings by:
   (A)   Permitting participation of the accused only on a voluntary basis;
   (B)   Having access to counsel prior to an adjudication when a decision has been made by the prosecutor that the offense will support criminal charges; and
   (C)   Resulting in the dismissal of charges or its equivalent, if the individual successfully completes the diversion process.
(1990 Code, § 6-401)