• If you or a loved one are charged with a felony that goes to county court, but you have never been convicted of a criminal offense in New Jersey, you may be eligible for PTI or Pre-Trial Intervention.
  • PTI is an alternate sentencing program.
  • PTI is a probationary period between 1 and 3 years that criminal defendants with no prior record are eligible for, depending upon the facts of the case.
  • It involves an application through the criminal division in the county court where the arrest took place and if approved, the prosecutor’s office has an opportunity to review your PTI application to make a decision.
  • It’s the one program that if successfully completed by a criminal defendant, meaning you pay the fines associated with your case and you stay out of trouble and report to probation for that one to three year period, at the end of that period of time, your case is dismissed. (There is no record of conviction on your criminal history).
  • Consultation prior to arraignment with an experienced criminal defense attorney to discuss your case and see if you or loved one is eligible for PTI is an absolute must prior to going to court.