My son dropped out from drug court after 2 weeks, will He go to jail if arrested? He is enrolling in a private intake facility for treatment on heroine abuse
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.
DO NOT MESSAGE ME IF YOU HAVE A CRIMINAL OR SERIOUS TRAFFIC TICKET MATTER AND DO NOT RESPOND TO MY ANSWER. THIS WEBSITE IS NOT SECURE. Anything sent over the internet is NOT private and subject to intercept by the Police and the Prosecutor and could be used against you in court. If you have a question set up a private in office consultation where everything you say is protected under the Attorney Client Privilege. Note any information/advise provided in this answer is provided for information/educational purposes only and is not specific to your case nor legal advise on what you should do and thus do not rely on any information given without consulting in person with a lawyer. (see terms of service of this website)
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.
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.
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!
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.
Our Rating is calculated using information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to the information we collect from state bar associations and other organizations that license legal professionals. Attorneys who claim their profiles and provide Avvo with more information tend to have a higher rating than those who do not.What determines Avvo Rating?Experience & background
Years licensed, work experience, educationLegal community recognition
Peer endorsements, associations, awardsLegal thought leadership
Publications, speaking engagementsDiscipline