Still Thinking

United States

#1 Oct 24, 2007
Noticed a couple of arrest reports in the newspaper lately that said people were already enrolled in the DA's PTI program. What is this? I've never heard of it other than the note in the Natch. Times. I do know it's not the same as the drug court program. Just curious
Snake Doctor

West Monroe, LA

#2 Oct 24, 2007
It is pre-trial intervention. Basically, it is a program that can prevent you from having a conviction on your record. You are more or less on probation and have to meet certain requirements. If you do, the charge is dismissed.
Still Thinking

United States

#3 Oct 24, 2007
Snake Doctor wrote:
It is pre-trial intervention. Basically, it is a program that can prevent you from having a conviction on your record. You are more or less on probation and have to meet certain requirements. If you do, the charge is dismissed.
okay, thanks.

“BEAR”

Since: Sep 07

Natchitoches

#4 Oct 24, 2007
It's an easy out. Don't you know criminals are the only people with rights? This is NEW AMERICA. MORE TAXES - LESS MONEY- NO RIGHTS - FEWER AMERICANS.
Chole

Atlanta, GA

#5 Oct 24, 2007
Bayou 2..You said it all in a nut shell.
ELvis

Amarillo, TX

#6 Jun 6, 2008
Young college students who keep the economy going in this historic town may deserve a second chance. Remember that when you are looking for that good Doctor. Lets not let a harmless mistake to continue to slap someone in the face. Instead lets help them to a better future. onces a conviction is on someones record its hard get a job anywheres. Its hard to get a loan. its hard to feed your children, its hard to live a good life. Knowing that what did you under was not you, It was your state. Instead these children pay 700 to 1000 dollars for a 10 dollar bag of weed, and get pissed tested randomly for 6 months. still sounds harsh to me - total invasion privacy. If it was a dui they would just have to blow into a steering wheel.
Stillthinking

Stillwater, OK

#7 Jun 6, 2008
ELvis wrote:
Young college students who keep the economy going in this historic town may deserve a second chance. Remember that when you are looking for that good Doctor. Lets not let a harmless mistake to continue to slap someone in the face. Instead lets help them to a better future. onces a conviction is on someones record its hard get a job anywheres. Its hard to get a loan. its hard to feed your children, its hard to live a good life. Knowing that what did you under was not you, It was your state. Instead these children pay 700 to 1000 dollars for a 10 dollar bag of weed, and get pissed tested randomly for 6 months. still sounds harsh to me - total invasion privacy. If it was a dui they would just have to blow into a steering wheel.
Boy you went way back and pulled this one up! lol I agree that people make mistakes and am not one to say throw the book but when I asked this question originally it was in regards to an individual in Powhattan who has been arrested several times for drugs and weapons. He is not a college student or even a local resident who made some errors in judgement, he has a history of some pretty bad behavior that just doesn't seem to be dealt with through the PTI program.
ELvis

Amarillo, TX

#8 Jun 6, 2008
The laws are a little out of focus in Louisiana.
really irked

United States

#9 Jun 7, 2008
this is legal blackmail. they arrest now and ask questions later. this was on another thread what they do is they arrest you even if theres no grounds and bank on it that you will do pti. they tell you to pay a fine because itll be less than hiring a lawyer and less than paying court costs because they know most people will do it.
ELvis

Amarillo, TX

#10 Jun 7, 2008
yes i agree when you are backed into a corner. you will do anything. i love when police find a dime bag on 18 year old, next day you see SHREVEPORT MAN ARREST DURING TRAFFIC DRUG BUST... the paper makes small crimes seem so big. this is released against the persons will. i don't see how this is anyones business. Until that child is proven (convicted)guilty it should be left alone. It installs so much fear in the public. The little old lady swapping morning dew from her paper begins to thank god for relieving one more dope feign from her community as she reads on. this installs hope of our government policies in its people. I cant be the first to believe that we have become afraid of our government, this government should fear us. forgive me for the rant.
Logan5

Bossier City, LA

#11 Jun 7, 2008
Wahhh.. Cry about it.
gunlover

Amarillo, TX

#12 Jun 7, 2008
pretty soon they will take everything away from us.
living2hard

Amarillo, TX

#13 Jun 8, 2008
are you gonna submit yourself to be another sheep?
Lil JJ

Clovis, NM

#14 Jun 10, 2008
really irked wrote:
this is legal blackmail. they arrest now and ask questions later. this was on another thread what they do is they arrest you even if theres no grounds and bank on it that you will do pti. they tell you to pay a fine because itll be less than hiring a lawyer and less than paying court costs because they know most people will do it.
The fees you pay go to the Police Jury.
really irked

United States

#15 Jun 10, 2008
lil jj, danny h from the das office told me a few years back that half went to whatever dept did the arrest and the other half went to the das office. did it change? just curious cause it might not be so bad if it went to the police jury. but its still legal blackmail.
NewGuy

San Angelo, TX

#16 Jun 10, 2008
hate to do this, but I must clear the Times...they are such a ripoff that they DO NOT report the crimes, they get a list each week from the PD and simply cut and paste it into the weekly listing we read...Now, if you want me to go into what's wrong with the Times....:)
Want To Know

United States

#17 Jun 10, 2008
really irked wrote:
lil jj, danny h from the das office told me a few years back that half went to whatever dept did the arrest and the other half went to the das office. did it change? just curious cause it might not be so bad if it went to the police jury. but its still legal blackmail.
I wouldn't call it blackmail. At least they aren't having to go to jail. There are guidlines you must adhere to in order to keep the charges off of your record and not go to jail. It's a way to give some that deserve it a second chance.

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