Additional Drug Treatment

June 18, 2020 48299488 0 Comments

For those offenders who do not meet the eligibility or suitability requirements for pre-trial diversion or Prop 36, many jurisdictions have courts that are specially designed to handle chronic drug offenders.  These “drug courts” will require a drug offender to be placed in an approved, licensed drug treatment facility for a specific length of time, with regular court progress reports, testing, and counselling.  Keep in mind that these comprehensive drug treatment programs are often considered a “last resort” for some, and participation does not necessarily mean that the case will be dismissed, even if successfully completed.  However, it may keep the client out of custody and if the primary goal of the client and his/her attorney is to obtain treatment and maintain long-term sobriety, then such programs may be a client’s life-saver!