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Program

  • 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.

Fees

  • 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.

Process

  • 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.
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