What is PTI? I get asked that question a lot. PTI stands for Pre-trial intervention and is one of the diversionary programs offered in Superior Court. It is only available for first time, non-violent offenders who DO NOT have a conditional discharge on their record from Municipal Court. For most individuals, you do not have to admit guilt to enter the program. PTI is similar to a term of probation with the biggest difference being, if you complete the program, the charges are then dismissed against you. While on PTI, you will have to report to a probation officer, pay fines and obtain or maintain a job. There might also be community service involved, restitution, and drug and alcohol testing. A term of PTI can last anywhere from 6 months until 3 years. If you successfully complete PTI, all the charges are dismissed against you. However, if you fail to complete the terms of PTI, you can be terminated from the program and the prosecutor can move forward with the criminal charge. Basically, your case starts all over again.