Pretrial Intervention (PTI) - Ages 18 and up. This program handles both General Sessions and Misdemeanor/Magistrate (or Summary) cases. The application process for each charge level is different so please see "PTI Application Process" for complete information.
Applications can be applied 3 different ways.
Notice from the Solicitor
The Ninth Judicial Solicitor's Office has taken a strong position in prosecuting those who threaten our community and break our laws. We recognize, however, that first-time offenders on nonviolent crimes may sincerely wish to turn their lives around, and that we may all benefit from their doing so through our Pretrial Intervention Program (PTI). Our program requires the participant to repay the community and the victim for criminal activity through community service or restitution; to gain an understanding of the judicial system through court observation and prison tours; and to be a productive and responsible citizen. While in PTI, participants must undergo drug treatment or counseling sessions and must submit to random drug testing to ensure their compliance. In return for compliance with all Pretrial requirements participants will be eligible to have all records of their criminal arrest that were referred to the Pretrial Program removed from their record. I urge anyone who is genuinely committed to leading a responsible and productive life in our community to take advantage of an acceptance into PTI.
Scarlett A. Wilson