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
Mailing Address: PO Box 8002, Anderson, sC 29622
Phone: 864-260-4042 Fax 864-260-1030
Oconee County Office
Physical Address: Oconee County Courthouse, 205 W. Main St., Walhalla, SC 29691
Mailing Address: 415 S. Pine St., Walhalla, SC 29691
Phone: 864-718-1072 Fax 864-638-4295
All Expungements are handled by PTI personnel at their respective offices. In Anderson, expungement applications are taken by appointment only. Please call the office at 864-260-4042 to schedule an appointment.
Applications are taken in Oconee during regular office hours (8:30-5 M-F). Please call ahead to ensure that someone is available to take your application as there is only one person in the Oconee PTI office.
***NOTE: Only Cashiers Checks and Money Orders accepted. No personal checks, credit cards or cash accepted.***