The pre-trial intervention program, or PTI, is a supervised program designed to help first-time offenders avoid having their cases go to trial. Involvement in PTI includes submitting to random drug tests, performing community service, completing drug treatment, and possibly paying court fines.
The benefits of PTI include:
- Avoiding the cost and complication of a trial
- Avoiding the suspension of your driver’s license
- A clean criminal record
It is important to understand that you must complete the program in order to avoid a trial and have the charges against you dropped.
Not everyone facing a drug charge in Georgia is eligible to participate in PTI pretrial intervention programs. An eligible participant must:
- Have no criminal record
- Be at least 17 years of age
Juveniles and those with prior arrests or convictions will not qualify to participate.
Is PTI Right for You?
The first step in applying for pre-trial intervention is for your defense attorney to file an application on your behalf. To learn more about the PTI program in Georgia and whether it is an option in your case, schedule a free consultation with the attorneys at Kohn & Yager today.
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