Solicitor's Intervention Programs / Expungements

Although created by State Statute, our programs are self- supporting. The Diversion Services programs and staff are under the control and supervision of the 7th Judicial Circuit Solicitor, Barry Barnette. Our operations are made possible by the cooperation of Judicial, Law Enforcement, and Community agencies. There are two Diversion Services offices in the 7th Circuit. They are located in Spartanburg at 180 Library Street and in Gaffney at 312 East Frederick Street. Applicants must apply in the circuit of arrest.
Cases may be handled locally or out of area.

Applications are accepted in Spartanburg on Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and in Gaffney on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ( applications are not accepted on Fridays).

Please see below for more specific information on each program. There are printable brochures and information documents to describe each application and participation process. Application forms for all Diversion Services programs are also available to be printed from this site and can be completed ahead of time. In most cases, application time will be reduced.

Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI)
Ages 17 and up. This program handles both General Sessions and Misdemeanor/Magistrate (or summary) cases. The application process for each charge level is different so please see "PTI Application Process" for complete information. Easy mail in application process for Magistrate and Municipal offenses but walk ins are also accepted. GENERAL SESSION CASES MUST APPLY IN PERSON. Cases heard in Spartanburg Municipal Court and Gaffney Municipal Court must attend court before applying.
Alcohol Education Program (AEP)
Restricted to ages 17 - 20 at the time of the offense and ONLY for minor alcohol and alcohol related charges. Easy mail in application process, but walk ins are also accepted; however you must attend court before applying to AEP and receive a referral form.
Traffic Education Program (TEP)
Easy mail in application process, but walk ins are also accepted. This program can be completed in 1 day with 4 hours community service. This is a great opportunity to maintain a good driving record. You must attend court before applying to TEP and receive a referral form.
Disclaimer: This site only represents the 7th Circuit. Diversion programs are offered in all counties of South Carolina; however, each circuit may differ in the application and participation process.