The Lee County District Attorney’s Pre-Trial Diversion (PTD) Program diverts certain first-time nonviolent defendants from the traditional court system into an individualized and supervised restorative program. Only those who are eligible and committed to successfully completing the program will be considered.
The defendant will be required to work, perform community service, participate in counseling, drug & alcohol treatment, anger management, theft deterrent classes, report to the PTD Office, pay restitution if applicable, and anything else the District Attorney feels will aid in the rehabilitation of the defendant.
If the defendant successfully completes the program the case will not be brought to trial, the District Attorney will file a Motion to Dismiss the case with prejudice, and there will not be a conviction.
However, if the defendant does not complete the PTD program, they will be adjudicated guilty and sentenced as they would for any other conviction.