What is drug court?

In Kentucky, if you are charged with a drug-related crime, you may have the option to attend Drug Court. At Gatlin Voelker PLLC, we often work with people who are going through Drug Court. Not everyone will get this option, but if you do, it is something to take seriously because of the many benefits it can offer you.

According to the Kentucky Court of Justice, Drug Court is set up as an alternative option to going to jail for drug charges. The Department of Specialty Courts at the Administrative Office of the Courts runs this program.​​ Those chosen are seen as people who are capable and willing to commit to rehabilitation. The judge oversees you as you go through a set substance abuse program and process.

As part of Drug Court, you may be assigned a probation officer and have to undergo drug screens at random times. You may also be sent to a rehabilitation program and monitored through electronic means. You may also have to attend group meetings. The court may order you to seek community services, too. You must abide by all the requirements set by the judge. In addition, you must find steady employment and adhere to any other court required obligations, such as paying child support.

Drug Court is seen as a successful way to help you overcome your drug abuse situation and go on to live a productive life. It is used to prevent reoffending and ensure you can get back on your feet. To find out more about criminal DUI defense, please visit our website.

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