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When an individual is arrested for a nonviolent offense and identified as having a substance use disorder, the district attorney’s office may offer them the option to participate in the drug court program rather than face traditional prosecution. If the defendant chooses to participate, they will enter a guilty plea and agree to complete the drug court program which typically lasts 12-24 months.
The key components of New York City’s drug court process include:
To successfully complete the drug court program, participants must meet all clinical and legal requirements over the course of 12-24 months:
Upon successful completion of the program, the original criminal charges are dismissed and expunged from the participant’s record. However, if someone fails out of drug court, their case goes back to traditional court prosecution.
Drug courts have demonstrated excellent outcomes for improving public health and public safety in New York City:
Drug courts aim to address the root causes behind offenses through rehabilitation rather than solely through punishment. By providing tools and resources for recovery, drug courts seek to empower participants to end the cycles of addiction and crime.
While drug courts are open to many defendants struggling with drug addiction, there are some requirements for eligibility under New York state law:
Candidates who successfully complete the drug court program will have their charges dismissed. However, there are certain exceptions where a defendant would still enter a guilty plea, serve a brief jail term, or receive probation.
A specialized drug court public defender can advise on all options and negotiate with the DA regarding program eligibility and sentencing outcomes. Those interested in applying to drug court are encouraged to consult with counsel.
Drug courts utilize a non-adversarial team approach to provide support and accountability for participants. The drug court team includes:
The team supports each participant in meeting their recovery goals and completing the program. Team members collaborate to deliver a consistent message regarding participant expectations.
There are drug courts operating across New York City’s five boroughs:
Reaching out to your local drug court office or speaking with a criminal defense lawyer are good starting points to learn about options in your NYC borough.
Drug courts have had over thirty years of demonstrated success at reducing recidivism and improving public health outcomes. For eligible defendants, drug court provides an opportunity to transform lives by treating the underlying substance use disorders connected to criminal behavior.
Through accountability to a judge and support from a team of court staff and treatment providers, drug court participants gain tools for managing addiction and creating lasting change. Graduates report feeling empowered, with stronger family relationships and brighter futures.
If you or a loved one in New York City is struggling with addiction and facing criminal charges, exploring the drug court alternative could be a pathway to hope and healing. Consult with a dedicated drug court public defender to fully understand the legal options and program requirements in your unique situation.
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