In this Article, Senior Judge Karl B. Grube, who serves in both the County and Circuit Courts of Florida, explores shortcomings and serious concerns in the operation of Florida’s de facto, non‐statutory DUI/DWI diversion programs. The Article reviews the history of these diversion programs, their effectiveness with respect to their impact on public safety, on deterrence, and on the fair, effective, and efficient delivery of justice. Attention is drawn to the role of prosecutors and judges who support such programs and the effect of these programs in reducing enforcement, conviction rates, and pending caseloads. The Author is a member of the Florida Impaired Driving Coalition and has contributed his services as a researcher and has authored various Coalition papers. The Author’s positions, opinions, and recommendations in this Article, however, are solely his own and not those of the State of Florida or its constituent Departments.