Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI)

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The Pre-Trial Intervention program (PTI) may be available for defendants with no or minimal prior records charged with certain misdemeanors and non-violent felonies.  Accepted applicants are diverted from regular court divisions. PTI includes specific probationary sanctions and requires repayment of any restitution.  The Department of Corrections supervises felony cases and the Sheriff’s Office supervises misdemeanor cases. Individuals in Drug Court may participate in PTI as a component of their drug court.

Upon successful completion of all sanctions, the charges will be dismissed.  In those instances where sanctions are not completed timely, the case will be sent back to the regular court division.

How to apply

Applicants must complete the three documents listed below and submit to the Office of the State Attorney as directed on the application.

Downloadable forms:

  1. PTI Application (en Español)
  2. Statement of Prior Record (en Español)
  3. One of the following, depending on whether defendant is represented by an attorney.
    1. Unrepresented defendants: Written Plea of Not Guilty and Waiver of Speedy Trial (en Español)
    2. Represented defendants: Waiver of Speedy Trial

All forms provided in fillable PDF format.