How Pre-Trial Intervention Can Help You

How Pre-Trial Intervention Can Help You

Pre-trial intervention (PTI) is a diversion program available for certain first-time offenders; the program provides an alternative to going through the court system. Generally speaking, violent offenses are not allowed into PTI. It is also important to know that different Solicitor’s Offices have different policies for what type of charges are allowed into PTI.

If you are accepted into PTI and complete the program, your charge will be dismissed and you can have the arrest expunged from your criminal record. Depending on the charge, PTI typically requires you to complete community service, submit to drug testing, and pay restitution to the victim. You may also have to complete anger management classes or drug and alcohol classes. The exact requirements depend on your particular case and on your particular situation. The program can be a great opportunity to clear your record; thereby preserving your ability to pursue employment and educational opportunities.

It’s critical to know that you can only go through the pre-trial intervention program one time. It also requires a tremendous time commitment. Depending on what you have been charged with, there may be other diversionary programs that are more appropriate to your particular situation. Being accepted into PTI is not automatic; the Solicitor’s Office, law enforcement, and the victim normally all have to agree to allow you into PTI.

PTI can be a viable option to preserve your clean record and help you achieve the most from your education and career. We can help you determine if PTI is available in your case and help to determine if it is the best option for your case.

Contact John today if you would like to discuss your situation and see if PTI might be an option for you.


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