In some cases, the court provides programs to help rehabilitate eligible offenders instead of incarcerating them. In some cases, Escambia County and other adjoining counties offer these programs to allow offenders to follow certain requirements and get their charges dismissed.
Any individual, especially a first offender, who has been charged with a crime that may qualify for a PTI or PTD, should contact an attorney immediately.
The typical conditions for a PTI or PTD program incorporate fees, community service, counseling or treatment, and monthly reporting. Completion of a Pretrial Intervention or Diversion Program may result in a criminal charge being dismissed.
If you or someone you know might qualify for a Pretrial Diversion or Intervention Program, it is vital that you contact John Terrezza at Terrezza Law.
John Terrezza is a capable attorney with years of experience in criminal courts. He is familiar with PTI and PTD for numerous charges. John Terrezza will go to battle for your charges and work tirelessly to get them dropped. If there is a way for you to avoid incarceration or harsher sentencing, then John Terrezza will diligently pursue it.
Get in contact with John Terrezza and have an attorney on your side that has been added as a member of several law associations such as the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL).
Attorney John Terrezza advocates for clients for diversion and intervention programs throughout the First Judicial Circuit of Florida including Navarre, Gulf Breeze, and Milton in Santa Rosa County, and Pensacola in Escambia County.
See if you have the opportunity to avoid heavy fines and prison today. Dial John Terrezza at (850) 764-5291 or submit an online contact form today.
Overview for Pretrial Diversion and Intervention Programs in Florida
A PTI/PTD program has many benefits. An alleged offender who has completed a PTD program successfully may be able to:
The State of Florida is sympathetic to people who have made minor first time mistakes and recognizes that it may be more beneficial to give certain offenders a second chance and to try to rehabilitate those people instead of locking them up. The PTI program is designed for this exact purpose and to reduce the probability that an offender will re-offend and end up back in prison.
Being admitted into the program does not mean that the charges against the offender are immediately dropped. Rather, the charges continue without final disposition for a set period of time. During this time, the offender must complete specified conditions. If at any time during the program the State Attorney’s Office feels that the offender is not fulfilling his or her obligations, the charges can be reinstated. At the end of the intervention period, the State Attorney’s Office will recommend that charges be dropped if the offender has successfully completed all of the requirements of the program.
Diversion Programs – Visit the Florida Bar Journal, a News source from the Florida Bar. See more information regarding PTI programs, the benefits and problematic sides of PTI and PTD programs, and the outlined consequences for violation of the terms of a Pretrial Diversion Program.
Escambia Pre-Trial Diversion – Visit the official website of Escambia county to find some basic information about their pre-trial diversion programs. The link will give you contact information, information about the process, and fee costs.
Admittance and completion of a Pretrial Diversion or Intervention program carries many legal benefits. An alleged offender can get their charges dismissed, avoid large fees, jail or prison time, and obtain tools for getting your life back on track. If you believe that you qualify for a PTI or PTD program, it is important that you contact a practiced criminal defense attorney.
John Terrezza at Terrezza Law has years of experience advocating for clients for Pretrial Diversion and Intervention programs in the Florida panhandle. He is passionate about criminal defense and wants to help his clients get the best possible results for your case. Have an attorney on your side that is looking out for you first.
John Terrezza serves as the 2018 president for the Society of the Criminal Defense Bar-Pensacola Chapter of the Florida Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Terrezza Law accepts clients throughout Escambia County and Santa Rosa County including Gulf Breeze, Milton, Pensacola, and Navarre.
Call John Terrezza at (850) 764-5291 or submit an online contact form for a free consultation regarding your case options today.
This article was last updated on September 24, 2018.