I was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance (a very small amount). An "ex-friend" gave me drugs to try. I got caught with them. I am hoping for PC1000, but I am unemployed, and can't afford much. I spent ALL of my money + more, getting out of jail!
Now I hear that the "deferred entry drug program" costs money!
I am now going to NA meetings already. My folks are helping me with counseling, and are letting me stay with them, and I am grateful for them. I am embarrassed and willing to go to drug classes, but I am BROKE! I am trying to find work, but it is just not out there! I have to pay my parents back for borrowed money for bail. I am so sorry for what I did, and wished it had never happened, but it did. Is there anything I can do that won't cost me more money? HELP!
Talk to the PO who is monitoring your progress in the program. You do not want to get terminated for failure to participate by failing to enroll. See your attorney
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You really want to take advantage of PC 1000. Speak with probation officer or drug program.
Speak with your public defender and let them know that you'll need the court to grant you indigent status in order to obtain free participation in the PC1000 program. The public defender will be able to answer all your questions about how to apply for a receive such status. Good luck.
I am new in San Diego but just finished five years up in Riverside County. There unfortunately they had no answers for people with no money. One option people had up there was to do your own program and ask the court to deem PC 1000 satisfied in light of completion of your program. You would definitely need an attorney to finesse that. If you have health insurance, oftentimes they will actually cover the cost of a treatment program. Sometimes this might mean in house (might be more than what you want) but free is free. Like the others suggested, don't despair, a public defender should be able to steer you in the right direction.
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