Pretrial Intervention Program for Traffic Offenses (PTIT)
**AN INQUIRY DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ENROLLMENT, NOR DOES IT EXCUSE YOU FROM APPEARING IN COURT***
If you have received a traffic citation in the City of Porterdale you MAY be eligible to handle your case through Pretrial Intervention Program - Traffic. PTIT is a convenient and quick option to solve your case without having to appear in court. There are many advantages to completing the program, like your charge(s) will be dismissed and not reported to the Department of Driver Services. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE SCROLL DOWN
***If you wish to make a partial payment towards your PTIT fee, please visit or payments page and choose a payment amount.
Why choose PTIT?
It is a quick and convenient option to solve your case WITHOUT appearing in court.
Once completion of the program, your charges will be DISMISSED.
Points will not be added to your license.
In most cases, you can complete the PTIT Program the same day you apply.
If you are not able to complete the same day, you will have 60 days to complete the program requirements
The cost of the program is generally less than the initial fine amount, and you avoid additional fees that may be mandated in court.
See FAQ for more information
How to Enroll in PTIT
Applications must filled out, IN PERSON, at Porterdale City Hall Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-4:30PM, 2800 Main Street Porterdale, GA, 30070.
How do I know if I qualify for PTIT?
Your traffic case and driving history are reviewed to determine if you qualify for the program.
You have not participated in PTIT within the past 12 months.
Your charge(s) were not the result of your involvement in an accident.
What are some advantages of my participation?
Your charge(s) will be Dismissed
You will NOT have a conviction
You participation fee will be LESS than your total fine amount.
If you successfully complete the 60 days program requirements, your case will be dismissed and the charge will NOT be reported to the Department of Driver Services.
Upon completion, your driving record will not be subject to points
How long will the program take?
In most cases, the requirements can be completed the same day you appear in court or accepted into the program. If you are unable to complete requirements on the day, you will have 60days complete the program requirements.
What is the differnece between my entering a plea of Guilty, Not Guilty, NOLO, or choosing the PTIT Program?
PTIT does not require you to enter a plea, because it is an alternative sentencing. By entering a plea of "Not Guilty," "Guilty," or "NOLO" before the judge in the courtroom, there is an associated court fine and added court cost imposed with the charge. That may result in your charge being reported to Department of Driver Services.
How much is the participation fee?
Your charge(s) will be individually evaluated, and the participation fee assessed is based on YOUR offense(s) and prior driving record. (not to exceed statutory limitations)
What forms of payment are accepted?
Money Orders made out to EGCS
Credit/Debit cards in person or call 678-729-8610 (additional fees apply)
Online at eastgeorgiaservices.com (additional fees apply)
***Online payment accepted on the PTIT page for exact amount or Payments page for partial payments
Besides paying the program fee, what are some other program requirements that may be ordered?
IN SOME CASES, You maybe required to complete Community Service Work, in addition to paying your program fees.
In the instance you are required to do Community Service Work, please see the Community Service page for locations accepted by the City of Porterdale.
Is there any alternatives to the Community Service Work I am required to do by the PTIT Program?
In lieu of the Community Service Work, you can take a Department of Driver Services Class.
Please visit https://dds.georgia.gov to find an approved course.
You can also contact EGCS, 678-729-8610, to see if there are any donation opportunities in lieu of Community Service, accepted by the City of Porterdale.
When can I drop off my program requirements?
You may personally deliver your participation fee and proof of any participation requirements prior to your schedule compliance date. If you choose to mail-in your payment along will any required documents outlined on your participation agreement, they must be received together BEFORE your compliance date.