Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib has applied to enter a Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) program as a way of resolving his misdemeanor Battery charge.The Pinellas County State Attorney’s Office is reviewing his application and should know within a few weeks if Talib will be accepted into the program.
The State’s Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) program is usually reserved for first-time, non-violent offenders. If accepted into the State of Florida’s PTI program, Talib will most likely be ordered to attend an anger management class and/or perform some community service hours. However, if Talib successfully completes the twelve (12) month program, the State Attorney’s Office will dismiss the criminal charge against him.
Talib was arrested August 19th after the Florida Highway Patrol said he hit cab driver David Duggan in the neck and ear with a closed fist while riding from a St. Petersburg club to a Tampa hotel. For more information on this case, please check out the initial TBCDLB post from October 22, 2009.
For more information on the State of Florida’s Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) program and/or whether you may be eligible for this or any other “diversion” program, please contact the Blake & Dorsten, P.A. at 727.286.6141.