Many people who are facing drug possession charges are addicted to the substance they were found to be in possession of. Unfortunately, addiction isn’t a reason for the person to break the law. This means that they might still face criminal charges for having the substance in their possession.
Some individuals who are facing a drug possession charge for the first time may qualify for the state’s drug court program. This is a program that focuses on helping the person to get sober and go through rehabilitation while they’re under the court’s supervision.
Who is successful in drug court?
A person who goes through drug court will only be successful if they truly want to get clean. For some, knowing that they’re facing criminal cases is the turning point in their life. The program uses intense supervision that includes random and frequent drug testing to help ensure that the participant is remaining clean.
In addition to the drug tests and supervision, there are other points they have to comply with. These are things like getting a job and keeping it. They may also need to find community support to assist them with remaining sober. This comes in the form of meetings, such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous.
Individuals who remain in compliance with the program’s terms will be able to complete it successfully. When they don’t comply with the terms, they can face legal action, including incarceration. Anyone who is interested in going through this program should ensure they discuss this with their attorney as quickly as possible so they can find out if they qualify for it.