Fort Lauderdale Rehab Placement Attorney

Through the years, policies related to the “War on Drugs” has criminalized substance abuse, resulting in harsh life-changing penalties for non-violent drug offenders. Florida’s drug laws are no exception, but some courts in the state are starting to embrace alternative sentencing options in lieu of incarceration.

Some of which may include:

  • Drug treatment programs
  • Drug counseling
  • Drug court
  • Substance abuse courses
  • Community service
  • ProbationB

Broward County Drug Court: An Alternative to Punishment

Defense Lawyer for defending criminal drug chargesIf you have been charged with a drug crime in Fort Lauderdale and are struggling with drug addiction, Attorney Mayersohn can submit you for admittance into a diversion program that focuses on getting you the treatment you need.

Call Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense today for a free consultation at 954-400-5000

Broward County offers a Felony Drug Court Program in conjunction with the State Department of Corrections. The program is 18-24 months in length and may include inpatient or outpatient counseling and rehabilitation. In addition to ongoing treatment, you would be required to appear for periodic review hearings in court and submit to random drug tests.

Upon successful completion of the program, the charges against you will be dismissed.

Drug Court Eligibility Requirements

Shortly after your arrest, you would be screened for possible participation in drug court. You will have the opportunity to admit the seriousness of the crime committed and your desire for treatment.

To qualify, you must meet the following requirements

  • you must be over 18
  • have no prior felony convictions
  • charged with a second or third degree felony related to a purchase, attempted purchase or possession of a personal quantity of a scheduled controlled substance listed in Florida Statute 893.033.

The experienced legal team at Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense can carefully assess your case to determine whether alternative sentencing may be the right option for you in a pending case. Call us today 954-400-5000 for a consultation.