Pretrial Intervention

Pretrial Intervention

If you or a family member been charged with an indictable offense, you may benefit from participation in the Pretrial Intervention Program (PTI). The experienced attorneys at Malamut & Associates can help you. Contact Malamut & Associates today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to meeting you.

At Malamut & Associates, we know the Pretrial Intervention procedures and guidelines intimately. We are well versed in the procedural hurdles that often present themselves. We know how to clear these procedural issues in order to bring applications before the court. We have the experience, compassion, and understanding to help you navigate through this stressful time. The process can be confusing. Knowing how the process works will help to alleviate your fears. The situation can feel hopeless, but you do not need to face the system without trusted and zealous counsel. Good counsel can make all of the difference. A highly competent legal advocate is crucial in order to protect you against the vast government resources that have lined up to convict you.

Malamut & Associates has retired county prosecutors, current municipal court prosecutors, and career defense lawyers on staff. All Malamut & Associates attorneys collaborate in order to get our clients the best possible results. Before retaining another law firm, you owe it to yourself to speak to us and see what we can do for you. We understand that good people sometimes make mistakes; we won’t judge you. Our attorneys believe in the Constitution. We believe in the principle that everyone is entitled to a vigorous aggressive defense. The PTI program is something we strongly believe in. You need an attorney who is willing to go to battle. We are in the trenches every single day tirelessly fighting for justice for our clients. No firm can guide you through the system better than Malamut & Associates. Contact Malamut & Associates today to schedule a consultation.

What is the Pretrial Intervention Program (PTI)?

By providing defendants with an alternate path instead of the more conventional prosecution/sentencing, the Pretrial Intervention Program (PTI) seeks to deter criminal behavior in the future. PTI offers rehabilitation services in lieu of jail time in situations where a reasonable connections can be made between the illegal behavior and the rehabilitative needs of a defendant. The idea being that social, cultural, and economic conditions are often the root cause or the reason why a person may have committed a crime. The objective of PTI is to help a defendant resolve the personal problems in their lives that seemingly lead them down this path. By doing so, people who enter PTI will hopefully be less likely to be involved in criminal behaviors in the future. Any person charged with an indictable offense can apply. There are some admission guidelines that are reviewed case by case. Discuss your particular criminal history or lack thereof with an attorney to determine if you are a good candidate. If you or a family have been charged with an indictable offense, do not hesitate to initiate the PTI application process.

What are the terms and conditions of PTI?

As one would assume, there are rules once accepted into PTI. On average, supervision under PTI will last for one to three years. Conditions will vary, but drug testing, community service, restitution payments, fees/fines, and psychological/drug/alcohol evaluations are common. When PTI is successfully completed, the original charges are dismissed and there is no record of any conviction. If a defendant fails to successfully comply and complete PTI, the criminal case against them will proceed.

Benefits of successful participation in PTI

Successful completion of PTI can have truly magnificent impact. The defendant avoids a criminal record. The programs and rehabilitation services can change a defendant’s life for the better by providing the much needed support system required to foster success. Some court fees are eliminated, causing less financial burden on the defendant. PTI is a timelier and less invasive resolution of a case which is often better for the victim, public, and defendant.

How to apply for PTI

You have five weeks starting from the day you are indicted to submit your application. Do not hesitate. A defendant will then be interviewed by the court. A report would then be provided to the prosecutor and your attorney. If accepted, the terms and conditions for participation are set and agreed upon between the prosecutor and your attorney before participation is official. If not accepted, you can appeal.

Contact Malamut & Associates today to schedule a consultation.


We offer free consultations in person at our Cherry Hill, NJ office, or we can come to you. All personal injury cases are handled on a contingency basis, meaning that you will not pay any attorney fees at all unless we secure recovery compensation on your behalf. If we are not the appropriate firm to help you, we will offer counsel as to your best options. A representative of the firm can be reached at (856)424-1808, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We look forward to meeting you.