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A friend was charged with simple assault . This person was

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A friend was charged with simple assault . This person was just place on pre trial intervention for two years the same day the committed the simple assault . If procecuted in court formally not informally for the assault will this effect the PTI . this person was place on PTI for fordgery of a contolled substance ?
The PTI can indeed be impacted with the bringing of the new charges if he is convicted on the new charges, then they can revoke the PTI on the other charges and bring him to trial on the old charges. He needs to get an attorney to represent him on these new charges to see if the attorney can work to get them dismissed.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I f the police officers wrote in the report the person was under a controlled substance and there is a statement from a witness that this person obtained it ileagly and they were sent to hte hospital the same night for threating to committ suicide would thsi be a violation of the PTI . This person is also being investigated for the theft that happen the same night during the assault ?
Yes, all of these things can hurt him for the PTI and they are all grounds to revoke the PTI and bring him to trial for those charges in addition to the new charges.
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