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Ohio criminal law: Wondering if drug court is an option for you?

Being charged with a drug offense is not an easy thing with which to deal. Prosecuting attorneys in the state of Ohio are not going to treat it lightly, and unless you know how to navigate the court system, you could end up receiving the maximum punishment allowed under the law. A criminal law attorney may be able to help you in either seeking a case dismissal or pursing alternative sentencing options -- such as drug court.

What is drug court? In short, drug court is a court-supervised rehabilitation program for certain drug offenders who are considered nonviolent. If you meet all of the necessary qualifications, your case will be removed from criminal court and sent to the drug treatment program. This program lasts up to 18 months. During that time you will have to attend therapy sessions with a court-approved counselor, make scheduled court appearances and submit to regular drug testing.

This all sounds easy enough, but some people do fail to complete the program. If this happens to you, your case will be sent back to criminal court for prosecution. The requirements of drug court are simply nonnegotiable.

The drug court offering in Ohio has helped numerous people across the state avoid prosecution and get the real help that they need with their drug addictions. Wonder if drug court is an option for you? To learn more about this and how a criminal law attorney can assist you with your drug charge, please take a moment and visit our firm's website.

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