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July 15, 2019
Everything You Need to Know About the Pretrial Intervention Program

What is a Pretrial Intervention? Pretrial intervention is a program run by your State Attorney’s Office. The state will consider sending minor, non-violent cases to the Pretrial Intervention. If you and the state agree to a pretrial intervention, you will both sign a non-binding contract if you complete negotiated conditions. The state will decide to […]

June 24, 2009
Rush Limbaugh's Pretrial Intervention Agreement

          In 2006, political commentator Rush Limbaugh was charged with committing the crime of Withholding Information from a Practitioner.  On May 1, 2006, Limbaugh entered into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement with the Office of the State Attorney.  According to that agreement, the State Attorney's Office agreed to drop his case if he successfully completed the […]

October 1, 2008
3 Reasons to Be Careful About Admitting Guilt When Entering a Pretrial Diversion Program

          On July 12, 2008, I wrote an article on this website entitled "How to Get a Criminal Charge Dropped" in which I discussed Florida's pretrial intervention programs [PTI] that are authorized by Florida statutes sections 948.08 and 948.16.  In that article, I stated that "[s]uccessfully completing a PTI program is one way of getting a criminal […]

July 12, 2008
How to Get a Criminal Charge Dropped

        Florida statute section 948.08 and section 948.16 pertain to what are called "pretrial intervention programs."  If someone has been charged with a crime in Florida and he is permitted to enter a pretrial intervention program (or "PTI"), the charge against that person is eventually dropped if the individual successfully completes the program.         Florida statute section […]

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