- Pre-Trial Diversion is an alternative to prosecution that diverts offenders from criminal court proceedings into a program of supervision.
- PTD is most often utilized for first-time offenders as referred by the State Attorney’s Office.
- The offender is required to complete conditions, and if successfully completed, the charge(s) are dismissed by the State Attorney’s Office.
- Traffic and misdemeanor case fee (3-month program): $150
- Domestic violence battery case fee (6-month program): $255
- Additional fee of $100 for the State Attorney’s Office and $25 for the Clerk’s Office.
Money orders, Visa or MasterCard credit cards are accepted for all fees from 8:00 am through 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.
- The State Attorney’s Office refers qualifying offenders to the court.
- The court directs selected offenders to the PTD office.
- The offender meets with an assigned PTD Officer. The officer explains the program and conditions of supervision to the offender.
- Upon acceptance of the PTD program requirements, the offender signs a contract entering into PTD.
- The contract is filed with the State Attorney’s Office and the clerk’s office.
- Upon compliance with the PTD conditions, the offender is diverted from further court proceedings.