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ATC is an alternative to confinement program. ATC is available for Pierce County Superior Court felony cases. You can read our article about ATC here

Some charges are not eligible for the ATC program. Some past convictions also prevent you from entering the program. It should be noted that ATC is only available for Pierce County Superior Court charges. ATC is only available for felony convictions. Unless you are also convicted of a felony, ATC is not available for DUI, Reckless Driving, 4th Degree Assault and Negligent 1st Degree.

Individuals currently charged with the following felony offenses are excluded from consideration for the ATC program:

  • Aggravated Murder 1, Murder 1 (RCW 9A.32.030), Murder 2 (RCW 9A.32.050)
  • Arson 1 (RCW 9A.48.020), Arson 2 (RCW 9A.48.030)
  • Assault 1(RCW (9A.36.911), Assault 2 (RCW (A.36.021), Assault 3 (RCW (9A.46.021)
  • Assault of a Child 1 (RCW 9A.36.120), Assault of a Child 2 (RCW 9A.36.130)
  • Bail Jump with Murder 1 Offense (9A.76.170)
  • Bomb Threat (RCW 9.61.160)
  • Burglary 1 (RCW 9A.52.020)
  • Child Molestation 1 (RCW 9A.44.083), Child Molestation 2 (RCW 9A.44.086)
  • Drive By Shooting (RCW 9A.36.045)
  • Escape 1 (RCW 9A.76.110), Escape 2 (RCW 9A.76.120)
  • Possession of Explosive Devices (RCW 70.74.180)
  • Extortion 1 (RCW 9A.56.120)
  • Homicide by Abuse (RCW 9A.32.055)
  • Homicide by Watercraft (influence of drugs or alcohol/reckless manner/disregard for safety of others), (RCW 79A.60.050)
  • Incest 1 (RCW 9A.64.020(1)(b), Incest 2 RCW 9A.64.020(2)(a-b)
  • Indecent Liberties (with or without Forcible compulsions), (RCW 9A.44.100)
  • Kidnapping 1 (RCW 9A.40.020), Kidnapping 2 (RCW 9A.40.030)
  • Leading Organized Crime (RCW 9A.82.060)
  • Malicious Explosion 1, Malicious Explosion 2 (RCW 70.74.280)
  • Malicious Harassment (RCW 9A.35.080)
  • Malicious Injury to Railroad Property (RCW 81.60.070)
  • Malicious Placement of Explosive 1 (RCW 70.74.270)
  • Manslaughter 1 (RCW 9A.32.060), Manslaughter 2 (RCW 9A.32.070)
  • Failure to Register as a Sex Offender (RCW 9A.44.132)
  • Possession of a Firearm 1 (RCW 9.41.040), Possession of a Firearm 2 (RCW 9.41.040)
  • Possession of a Incendiary Device (RCW 9.40.120)
  • Promoting Prostitution (RCW 9A.88.070)
  • Rape 1 (RCW 9A.44.040), Rape 2 (RCW 9A.44.050), Rape 3 (RCW 9A.44.060)
  • Rape of a Child 1 (RCW 9A.44.073), Rape of a Child 2 (RCW 9A.44.076)
  • Robbery 1 (RCW 9A.56.200), Robbery 2 (RCW 9A.56.190)
  • Sexual Exploitation (RCW 9.68A.040)
  • Treason (RCW 9.82.010)
  • Use of a Machine Gun in Commission of a Felony (RCW 9.41.225)
  • Vehicular Assault (RCW 46.61.522).
  • Vehicular Homicide (influence of drugs or alcohol/reckless manner/disregard for safety of others), (RCW 46.61.520)
  • Welfare Fraud (RCW 74.08.331)
  • Attempt, Criminal Solicitation, or Conspiracy to commit and offenses listed above
  • Third Strike Cases
  • Clients who have previously failed ATC, or escaped from ATC will not be considered eligible for ATC (Alternative to confinement programs)

Individuals with prior criminal history that includes a serious violent offense are excluded from consideration for the Alternative Confinement Program. Serious Violent Offenses under Washington State law include:

• Aggravated Murder 1, Murder 1 (RCW 9A.32.030), Murder 2 (RCW 9A.32.050)
• Assault 1(RCW (9A.36.911),
• Assault of a Child 1 (RCW 9A.36.120)
• Homicide by Abuse, (RCW 9A.32.055)
• Kidnapping 1, (RCW 9A.40.020)
• Manslaughter 1 (RCW 9A.32.060)
• Rape 1, (RCW 9A.44.040)

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