Accelerated Misdemeanor Program (AMP)

AMP 1 & 2 offers defendants charged with non-violent misdemeanors the opportunity to have their case heard in a police district courtroom, rather than in the Municipal court system.  Individuals can agree to perform community service and pay a fine, without entering a guilty plea, in exchange for the case not going to trial.  The arrest may then be expunged, based on timely compliance.  In addition, some individuals (AMP 2) are stipulated by the court to participate in social services as part of the pretrial agreement.  Ancillary services offered include substance abuse assessment, case monitoring, resource coordination, and behavioral health education.  These services are also available to AMP 1 individuals on a voluntary basis.