Court Options is a private service organization committed to offering a comprehensive array of quality
court related services. We have developed several programs with the State Attorney's Office for first
time offenders. The Pretrial Diversion Program (PTD)is a Miami-Dade County State Attorney's Office program.
State Attorney's may offer PTD to a person that has no prior criminal arrests in Miami-Dade County.
If you qualify and successfully complete the program you are GUARANTEED to have your case Nolle Prossed (dropped charges).
There are two (2) ways that you can qualify to participate in The Pretrial Diversion Program (PTD).
You can be referred directly from Court or Court Options may send a Letter of Eligibility to
individuals charged with certain crimes that meet the criteria for enrollment.
It depends on your criminal arrest history. Criteria that is set forth by the State Attorney's
Office determines all acceptions and exclusions.
Unfortunately, although you were not taken into custody, you have been charged with a misdemeanor
crime. You may have signed a "PTA" ("Promise to Appear") which is technically an arrest. The
police officer that responded to the scene has the discretion of taking you into custody or
having you sign a complaint/arrest affidavit in which you understand that you are willing to
appear before the court in the future.
Cases will be Nolle Prossed (dropped charges) between 3 and 9 months from the date you enter
the program. This timeline has been predetermined by the State Attorney's Office based on the severity of the crime.
Yes. At the conclusion of the case, the depositor of the bond must submit or mail the original
cash bond receipt to the Clerk's Office Central Bond Unit, 1351 NW 12 Street, Suite 9000, Miami,
Florida 33125. The bond will be refunded by mail within 10 business days.
Court Options employs qualified individuals who supervise and monitor the client's progress
through the program, ensuring you successfully comply with all conditions pertaining to your
case. You will be assigned a Case Manager at the time you register, who will guide you each
step of the way to make sure you complete the program successfully.
We accept cash, debit cards, credit cards, personal checks and money orders made payable to Court
Options. Payments can be made in person at one of our convenient locations or by phone. You can
also utilize the option to make payments online with our new secure payment options. Payments by
mail may be in the form of a personal check, money order or cashier's check, made payable to Court
Options. Please ensure you write your case number on all correspondences including payments by mail.
Courses range between 4-12 hours, You may need to attend one (1) to (2) classes based on the charges against you.
Courses are offered at convenient times including evenings and weekends. We have 3 locations
throughout South Florida.
Yes. You may contact one of our offices and request a Registration Packet be sent to you. Once you have
registered with Court Options you will be assigned a Case Manager who will review course options with you
including courses available on line.
No. If you successfully completed the program and are not rearrested during the time your case is open, the charges
pending against you will be automatically Nolle Prossed (dropped charges). Your case manager will send the proper
documentation to advise the State Attorney's Office and Clerk's Office that you have successfully completed your