Before you can be
accepted into the program you must:
Furnish the program
complete information on any matter dealing with the pending charge(s) against you, your
prior history, and your current activities.
Agree to make
restitution for any losses to the victim in your case.
Pay your $100.00
non-refundable application fee at the Orientation Session. (MONEY ORDER or CERTIFIED CHECK
appointments promptly as scheduled for you by PTI personnel.
Agree to commit no
Have had no prior
participation in a PTI program.
If you enroll and are
accepted into the program, the Solicitor will agree to hold the charges against you from
going to trial. As long as you are in the program and living up to your agreement, your
case will not be returned to court. Before the charges can be dismissed, you must have
completed the following requirements:
Pay the $250.00
non-refundable participation fee.
If asked, submit to
random drug testing and successfully pass it.
Find a job, if
unemployed, or enroll in school full time.
Actively take part
in the program as set forth by the counselor or case manager.
Attend a prison
tour when scheduled by the PTI Staff.
Remain in the
program a minimum of 90 days to a maximum of 1 year.
Pay back the victim
of your crime for losses incurred.
Not be re-arrested
while enrolled in PTI.
Not leave the state
while the charges are pending against you, without specific permission from the PTI
If you fail to live
up to your agreement with the Program or if the Solicitor discovers that you have been
charged with another offense which was not known at the time you were accepted in the
program, you can be expected to be terminated from the program. Upon termination, your
case will be returned to court for full and swift prosecution.
All PTI clients may
be subjected to random drug testing. On all drug-related charges, testing will be
mandatory. Costs for testing are paid by the client directly to the PTI office. Clients
will be told by the counselor/director when to report and render a urine specimen. Once
notified, NO excuse for absence will be accepted. Samples will be screened by authorized
laboratories. Test results will be reported directly to the PTI office. It will be to your
benefit, both personally and financially, to be drug-free while in the PTI program.
Some counseling Services
will be provided by Charleston County Pre-Trial Intervention. Other
recommendations may be deemed appropriate by the counselor/director such as community
service, or other out-patient/inpatient counseling services. Each PTI client is viewed as
an individual with his/her own unique needs and goals. Therefore, program requirements
must be individualized in offering the most effective means of treatment to the client.
Transfers to other
counties within the state are available. Out-of-State transfers are not guaranteed due to
varying state requirements. Fee payment will also be modified. Please ask the PTI Staff
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