Anderson & Oconee
What is Pre-Trial Intervention?
PTI is a diversionary program created by the South Carolina Legislature in 1980. It is designed for offenders charged with certain general sessions, magistrate, and municipal court non-violent crimes who have no significant criminal history. This legislation allows the qualified offenders to be diverted from court. The individual is placed in a program which consists of counseling, education, community service, restitution, drug testing, prison tours, and/or other such requirements. Successful completion of the program requirements allows the offender’s arrest record to be expunged (destroyed). The goal of the program is to break the criminal behavior cycle by providing intervention with the aim of reducing recidivism. Offenders may participate in this program only one time. PTI is a self-supporting program under the control and supervision of the Tenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office and is supported through cooperation of judicial, law enforcement, and community services agencies.
|Who is eligible for Pre-Trial Intervention ?
The Pre-Trial Intervention Act of 1980 states that PTI shall be appropriate where:
* Justice will be served by placing the offender in an intervention program
HOW DOES PTI WORK?
-EMPLOYMENT OR EDUCATION
Applicants must verify employment and/or education by submitting a current check stub, statement from the employer, class schedule, or school identification. If an applicant is disabled the disability must be verified.
-REPORT ON THE LAW
-COMMUNITY SERVICE WORK
-ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS OR NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS
-PRISON TOUR OR GET SMART PRESENTATION
|PRE-TRIAL INTERVENTION OFFICE
Anderson County Office
Physical Address: Anderson County Courthouse, 100 S Main St., Anderson, SC 29624
Oconee County Office
Physical Address: Oconee County Courthouse, 205 W. Main St., Walhalla, SC 29691
At this time, applications for Oconee PTI, AEP, and TEP, as well as expungements, may be completed and delivered to the Oconee office. All mail should be sent to:
All calls regarding PTI, AEP, TEP and expungements should be directed to our Anderson office at 864-260-4042.
All Expungements are handled by PTI personnel in our Anderson office. Expungement applications are taken via email ([email protected]), fax (864.260.1030), mail or in person. Click on the application form link button below to complete your application.
Applications are taken in Oconee during regular office hours (8:30-5 M-F). Preferably, applications for Oconee charges should be emailed ([email protected]), faxed (864.260.1030) or mailed . Click on the application form link button below to complete your application.
***NOTE: Only Cashiers Checks and Money Orders accepted. No personal checks, credit cards or cash accepted. Please read all instructions carefully when you click on the form. Fax numbers are shown above. Completed expungement applications for Anderson County may be emailed to [email protected]. Completed Oconee County expungement applications may be emailed to [email protected]. ***