Alternative Sentencing For Drug Offenses
The purpose of the alternative sentencing program is to provide drug offenders with the counseling, treatment, education, and resources they need to break their addiction and dependence on drugs, so they are less likely to commit another drug crime in the future.
If an individual successfully completes the program, their conviction will be set aside or their charges will be significantly reduced. Jail time could be avoided altogether. An experienced attorney at our firm may be able to help you obtain an alternative sentence so that you do not face the harsh jail sentence that generally comes with a drug crime conviction.
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Seeking Alternatives To Jail In Tallahassee
Alternative sentencing is a popular option in misdemeanor and first-time drug offender cases. Instead of serving time in jail for their crimes, a judge will grant an offender permission to attend a 12-month treatment program, where they will not only receive treatment for their drug dependency, but will also be required to submit to regular drug testing and appear in court throughout the year so a judge can monitor their progress.
Drug Courts In Florida
Since the late 1980s, numerous drug courts have been established throughout Florida, offering an alternative to traditional incarceration. It is believed that providing structured substance abuse counseling, aimed at rehabilitating a drug offender, is a more effective form of treatment than incarceration.
Dedicated Tallahassee Drug Crime Defense Lawyers
To learn if you qualify for an alternative sentence through the drug courts, it’s best to speak with a knowledgeable and experienced Tallahassee drug crimes attorney. With more than 70 combined years of experience, the attorneys at the law offices of Jansen & Davis, P.A., are very familiar with the alternative sentencing programs in Florida and have helped many clients avoid prison and other serious penalties by enrolling them in drug treatment programs through the court.