Drug Court in New Jersey | What to Know

There are many different types of crimes and offenders. As a result, there are different types of courts and punishments. For example, teenagers may be tried in juvenile court. Additionally, some offenders will find themselves on probation, rather than in jail. For offenders with drug dependency issues, there may be the option of drug court. Drug court may allow an offender to avoid jail and work to overcome his or her addiction. Read on for more information regarding drug court in New Jersey and what it entails.

What is Drug Court?

The state of New Jersey offers an option that may allow an alternative to jail for drug offenders who struggle with substance abuse issues. This program is known as drug court and it aims to help people overcome their drug and alcohol addictions while serving probation.

Who is Eligible?

It is important to note that not everyone is eligible for drug court. If you are above the age of 18, legitimately suffer from substance abuse issues, and are facing charges for a non-violent crime, your attorney may be able to advocate on your behalf to participate in drug court instead of serving time behind bars.

What Happens In Drug Court?

Once you have been accepted into drug court, you may be subject to regular meetings with your probation officer, regular drug testing, residential programs, community service, outpatient programs, and more. It is also important to be aware that if you violate any of the terms of your drug court program, you may be subject to jail time. However, if you are successful in the completion of your program, your probationary period may be complete and the threat of jail time is over.

If you or a loved one is convicted of a drug-related crime, you may be eligible to participate in a drug court program. Contact our firm to discuss your options.

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