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Is Henry County’s DUI/Drug Court something you should consider for resolving your drug case?

On Behalf of | May 24, 2021 | Drug Crimes

There are countless people here in Henry County that would like nothing more than to kick their addiction so that they go back to living a simpler life like their peers. It’s not as easy as it may seem for someone to stop doing drugs cold turkey, though. 

Many addicts find themselves at a breaking point where they were on the cusp of getting help for their addiction when the police arrest them on drug charges. While anyone deprived of their ability to get drugs in lock-up may be able to temporarily kick their habit, they’re likely to resume drug use if they don’t get qualified care to help them kick their addiction.

Drug court may be an option for helping you do that if you’re facing drug charges here in Henry County. 

What is Henry County DUI/Drug Court’s objective?

County officials formed the Henry County DUI/Drug Court, intending to help defendants gain access to the support and tools they needed to successfully modify their lifestyles necessary to become sober, law-abiding, and productive citizens. County officials argue that this approach encourages defendants to adopt a healthier lifestyle and enhances public safety.

What obligations do drug court participants have?

Defendants admitted to drug court can stay living with their families in their communities provided that they agree to report to the Court weekly. They must agree to receive random home visits by surveillance officers who may check to see if the defendant is complying with curfew hours. Defendants must also submit to random alcohol and drug testing and comply with therapy requirements. 

Any defendant who fails to comply with program requirements runs the risk of being assessed more stringent penalties and having their participation in the program revoked. 

Could participation in drug court be the right choice for you?

Many people facing drug charges simply need help to rid themselves of their dependency to return to living a productive life once again. Drug court may be the answer that allows you to do that. An attorney can go over the participation requirements with you to see if you qualify for this alternative sentencing program

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