In New Jersey, there are different types of courts. For example, a teenager who commits a crime may go to juvenile court. In the same vein, a person who struggles with drugs may find themselves in a drug court. Read on for more information regarding drug courts in New Jersey, what it entails, and whether you are eligible.
Drug court is a special program for people who have a drug addiction and commit crimes.
Non-violent offenders who have a moderate to severe substance use disorder are eligible. If you are wondering whether you are eligible to participate in a drug court program, you should speak with your criminal defense attorney. Your attorney should be able to tell you more about your eligibility and help you begin the process. If your attorney deems you eligible, a substance abuse evaluator will do an assessment to decide clinical eligibility, and the prosecutor will evaluate criminal history for legal eligibility.
You will have to meet the following requirements:
Drug court involves a program that is designed to help offenders with drug addiction. The program will involve things like:
If you or a loved one is facing a drug-related charge in New Jersey, contact our firm right away. We are here to advocate for you and explore all legal possibilities. Contact us to speak with a dedicated criminal defense attorney about your situation.
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