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PRE-TRIAL DIVERSION 2017-06-02T05:05:04+00:00
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PRE-TRIAL INTERVENTION PROGRAM

Have you, a friend or a loved one been arrested and charged with a non-violent offense for the first time? Harris County, Fort Bend County, and other surrounding areas provide many options for individuals arrested and charged with a non-violent offense for the first time. These programs exist in an effort to provide a second-chance and possibly deter future criminal behaviors for law-abiding citizns that may have been caught in the moment of a bad decision.

The legal system is complex. Without a proper understanding of how it all works, it can be difficult to do anything about your charges. No matter how complicated or serious your case is The Huff Law Firm is prepared to investigate and analyze your case to determine which aggressive defense strategy to employ to get the best possible outcome in your case. Korey Huff is an aggressive Houston criminal defense lawyer who will make every effort to fight the allegations against you.

Contact The Huff Law Firm now at 713-562-8700 for a free consultation to determine your rights and legal options.

The Pretrial Intervention Program (PTI) provides first-time offenders with an alternative to traditional prosecution in the criminal justice system.  PTI seeks to provide intervention and a second chance through rehabilitative services when those efforts can potentially deter future criminal behavior.  Participants are required to perform community service, make restitution to their victims, and to participate in individual and group counseling. They may receive educational, vocational, or other appropriate referrals to community agencies. Simply stated, the goal of PTI is to determine and address the root causes of criminal activity to deter a defendant’s future criminal or disorderly behavior.

The Application Process

Who Can Apply? 

  • First time offenders charged with non-violent crime(s),
  • 17 years or older,
  • Referred from bond court by a judge, an attorney, or a member of law enforcement.

When Should I Apply? 

  • You should apply as soon as possible after the arrest.

Excluded Offenses Include: 

  • Crimes of violence
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • Other crimes prohibited by State law

 Participation

If you are accepted into the Program, the Solicitor will agree to place the charges against you on hold.  As long as you are participating in the PTI Program, your case will not be called for trial.  You cannot participate in PTI more than once.

The following is an example of requirements that must be fulfilled once accepted into the PTI program:

  • Pay participation fee
  • Perform 16 hours of community service work (the equivalent to 2 full days)
  • Pay restitution, if any, to victim(s) of your crime
  • Actively participate in counseling sessions, activities and educational classes
  • Pass drug test(s)
  • Not be rearrested while enrolled in the PTI program (6-12 months for misdemeanors, 1-3 years for felonies)

All offers of pretrial intervention/diversion originate from the District Attorney’s Office, and diversion agreements contain specific conditions by which a defendant must comply. The Pretrial Intervention Program provides supervision of these clients for up to two years, and will inform the District Attorney’s Office of any significant violations or compliance issues throughout the term of supervision. In addition, the officer also has an opportunity to refer a client to intervention programs and counseling, if necessary. If successfully completed, no criminal conviction, formal probation, or any criminal penalty will be associated with the resolution of the case.

Upon successfully completing the PTI program, you are eligible to apply for an expunction of your record after a waiting period. Under Texas law, an expunction allows individuals to permanently remove information about an arrest, charge, or conviction from their permanent records, in certain circumstances, allowing that person to deny the incident ever occurred when asked on an employment application, for example. Under the PTI program, the following charges require a 2-year waiting period after successfully completing the program:

  • Assault
  • Assault – Family Member
  • Terroristic Threat
  • Deadly Conduct
  • Resisting Arrest

Class A misdemeanors not listed above will have 1-year waiting periods.  Class B misdemeanors will have no waiting period.

If you, a friend, or a family member has been charged with a crime for the first time, do not make the mistake of representing yourself. Contact The Huff Law Firm now to ensure that you have an aggressive criminal lawyer protecting your good name and future employment opportunities.

Contact The Huff Law Firm now at 713-562-8700 for a free consultation to determine your rights and legal options.

Types of First-Time Offender Programs Available

1st Chance Program

A Way to Get Your Case Dismissed and Keep a Felony or Misdemeanor Off Your Record .

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DWI Pre-Trial Intervention

A Way to Get Your Case Dismissed and Keep a DWI Arrest Off Your Record.

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Pre-Trial Diversion

A Way to Get Your Case Dismissed and Keep a Felony or Misdemeanor Off Your Record.

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The Huff Laws Firm’s Other Services

Cases We Handle

DRUG CRIMES

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ALL THEFT

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ASSAULT

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ALL THEFT

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PROBATION

(Probation Revocation, Early Termination, etc..)

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PRETRIAL DIVERSION

(a way to Dismiss/keep off record)

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SEX CRIMES

(Sexual Assault, Prostitution, Sex w/Minor, etc…)

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Mr. Korey Huff is an outstanding and trustworthy attorney.. He was very passionate and professional. He always kept me informed about All communications he had with outside attorneys. He only accepted an agreement that he thought was reasonable and fair… If you want a strong and dedicated attorney to represent you, then I recommend Korey Huff. Thanks Korey for all your hard work and fighting for your client! Houston Texas

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Korey Huff is such a great attorney. We made several resets for my case and he managed to get my case settled with the best outcome I could have ever imagined! He is also very reasonable and tells you exactly what you can expect through this process. I highly recommend Mr. Huff and if the need arise (which I hope not!), I wouldn’t hesitate to hire him again.

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