For some first-time offenders with no prior contact with the criminal justice system, the Office of the District Attorney offers a Pretrial Intervention (PTI) program. The program is staffed with intervention coordinators who will work with first-time offenders to examine the underlying reasons for their criminal behavior. Often the first-time offender will be required to get an evaluation, take classes or meet with counselors to learn how to properly deal with these underlying reasons. In addition, the offender may be subjected to random drug testing. All first-time offenders are required to pay restitution to their victims as a condition of their participation in the program.
Entry into this program is voluntary and solely at the discretion of the District Attorney. Offenders who are invited to participate in this program are advised that strict compliance with all program requirements must be achieved. Should the offender successfully complete the program, a certificate will be issued, and the prosecutor handling the offender’s criminal case will be advised of the successful completion. Successful completion will normally lead to dismissal of all charges.
Re-offenders will be immediately discharged from the program and their criminal case will proceed to prosecution.
800 S. Buchanan, 6th Floor
Lafayette, LA 70501
NOTE: Any payments made to the District Attorney’s Office, including the PTI Program, must be made in the form of a MONEY ORDER, CASHIER’S CHECK, VISA, MASTERCARD OR DISCOVER ONLY. Our office cannot accept cash or personal checks.
Drivers Intervention Program
The Drivers Intervention Program offered by the District Attorney’s office aims to educate drivers and encourage safe practices in accordance with the laws of the State of Louisiana. If you have received an enrollment letter for our Drivers Intervention Program, please click here to begin the course. Make sure you have your citation number and password available in order to log in to the system.