What is Pretrial Diversion?
Pretrial Diversion (PDP) is a one year program sponsored by the Johnson County Prosecutor's Office which is designed to help people whose exercising of poor judgment resulted in them being charged with a misdemeanor criminal offense. PDP allows them the opportunity to avoid having permanent criminal conviction if they successfully complete the terms of the program.
What will I have to do on PDP?
The specific requirements will vary by what a person is charged with, but can include things like community service, evaluation for substance abuse or anger control issues, paying restitution or obtaining a valid driver's license. All participants must pay the $328 program fee in addition to the cost of any additional terms like the ones mentioned here.
How soon do I have to pay the program fees?
The typical rule is that typically the first $208 is due at the time the agreement is signed. The remaining $120 may be paid in full or at payments of at least $10 per month.
Where do I pay my fees?
The $328 program fee and any restitution must be paid by certified check or money order made out to: CLERK OF JOHNSON COUNTY or in cash. Restitution may be: (a) paid in person at Court Fines, 1st floor of the Johnson County Courthouse, Franklin, IN; or, (b) mailed to Clerk, Restitution, P.O. Box 368, Franklin, IN 46131. Fess for treatment would be made directly to the provider.
What happens if I do not complete all the terms by the time my compliance date arrives?
Depending on the circumstances which caused you not to fulfill all the terms, the penalty can range from being given additional time to complete your terms, or the agreement being set aside by the court. The decision to extend or revoke the agreement would be in the sole discretion of the deputy prosecutor handling the case.
What happens if I lose my copy of the agreement?
Contact the Diversion Coordinator and we can arrange to send you another one.