New Jersey’s Pretrial Intervention Program (PTI) is an alternative model that allows defendants, usually first time offenders, to avoid prosecution for a crime by agreeing to undertake a period of supervised rehabilitative services designed to address the causes of criminal behavior.
Adults with no previous criminal record, charged with crimes that are likely to land them in jail, are usually eligible to apply for PTI, and if successfully completed, PTI means you don’t have to worry about a criminal record going forward.
You’ll agree to a one- to three-year period of monitoring, during which time you’ll submit to random drug screenings, perform community service, pay restitution to victims, attend drug and alcohol counseling, and meet other requirements imposed by the court.
For many people, PTI is a way to remain in the community, on the job, and with family and friends while they attempt to deal with the underlying causes of the behavior that got them in trouble in the first place.
If PTI is an option for you, it’s strongly worth considering.
Call Matthew Reisig at 732-625-9661 and learn how PTI can protect you now and in the future.