The length of participation in PTI ranges from four (4) to twelve (12) months, based on the participant’s individual needs and goals.
- Upon completion, all applicable agencies are notified to dismiss the charge(s) (Solicitor, Magistrate Court, Municipal Court, Police Department, SLED)
- Participants have the right to request expungement of the dismissed charge(s) at an additional cost of $285.00. Expungement is not a requirement.
Should a participant unsuccessfully complete the program, the PTI file is closed and the court is notified.
Out of County Participation
An application is mailed to the defendant. Upon acceptance into the PTI program, the participation is then transferred to the county of their choice. Upon successful completion, the charges will be dismissed in Horry County.
Out of State Participation
An application is mailed to the defendant. Upon acceptance into the PTI program, the participant will be notified of requirements and deadlines to be completed in their state. The participant must maintain contact with the Horry County PTI office by phone, mail, fax and/or e-mail. The case manager will assist the participant in locating resources in their state to successfully complete the program requirements.