Pretrial diversion

Pretrial diversion – A ‘second chance’ for many
Atmore Municipal Court officials will soon begin implementation of a new pretrial diversion program that will give most, but not all, non-violent offenders a chance to have their respective legal transgressions excluded from their permanent criminal record. The program allows imposition of certain conditions of behavior and conduct over a specific period of time that allow a qualified offender to have the charges against him or her “reduced, dismissed without…
Council approves pretrial diversion program
Atmore City Council members tackled during their February 12 meeting a lengthy agenda that included two new city ordinances, including one geared toward those who commit minor legal infractions, as well as a resolution of opposition to proposed state legislation, issuance of a proclamation of support for an area non-profit and the granting of permission to hold two events on city property. The first ordinance approved by the council was…