was charged with a series of theft charges; had to plead to something in order to get PTI after 4 yrs on PTI got into an incident with officers. That incident was thrown out but the probation officer for PTI wanted to violate me. Since, I had no new charges since the initial charges they threw out everything but gave me the trespassing charge and a fine.
More information is needed to answer this question, but criminal trespass charges can and often are downgraded to defiant trespass, a petty disorderly persons offense.
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Your question is a little confusing. If you pled guilty to trespassing while on PTI that could be the basis for terminating PTI, but it does not have to be. You should consult with a lawyer and review the details.
yES BUT CONSULT AN EXPERIENCED ATTORNEY TO NEGOTIATE THE PLEA THIS IS SENSITIVE AS IT IS A FELONY CHARGE
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More information is needed. Your post is very confusing. PTI is a max three year program unless you violated and it was continued. PTI does not require a guilty plea to get in although the prosecutor may ask for this. NJ does not have felonies and misdemeanors. We have crimes and DPs. Trespass is already a DP unless it was a school or other protected structure, like a lab. A plea to a DP trspass will violate PTI. Therefore much more information is needed.
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