Alternative Sentencing for Drug Offenses
Seeking Alternatives to Jail in Tallahassee
Have you been charged with a drug crime in Tallahassee? You may be able to avoid jail time. 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.
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 they will also be required to submit to regular drug testing and appear in court throughout the year so a judge can monitor their progress.
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.
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. 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.Contact a
Dedicated Tallahassee Drug Crimes Defense Lawyer
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 12 years of experience, we at the law offices of Jansen and 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.
To learn more about your rights in regards to alternative sentencing, please feel free to contact a Tallahassee drug charge lawyer at our office today - (877) 378-6136
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