Drug court lawyer
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More information is needed.....but contact his attorney at once. Your son cannot simply ''drop out'' of drug court and the alternative plea deal that he accepted when he pled guilty ,as a condition to getting into drug court, may involve a state prison term. Please remember that the drug court team works with inpatient programs and if your son decided he was going to a facility in Florida or California without any ''heads up'' to drug court , he may be in big trouble already. Again, please speak to his attorney!
I agree with my colleagues. His attorney on the plea would know best. But normally drug court is an option when jail is a certainly in order to avoid the jail time. A defendant pleads guilty to get the drug court probation. If he flunks out of the program all that remains is the sentence, which normally is jail time. Not all violations cause termination of drug court. They may give him a second chance. You must do their program not one of your choosing. Speak to his attorney.
His original lawyer with know the best as we know nothing about his sentence or his original charge. That being said when you violate drug court you have a very hard case to win to stay out of jail.
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Drug court does not allow participants to decide their own treatment. He may be able to avoid prison; he may not. If you can hire a lawyer for him, you should.
I agree with Scott that his original lawyer will no best. But a plea to drug court means drug court is not a. Option but rather is the alternative to prison. If he is bounced out of drug court he will go to State Prison.