There has been a nationwide movement towards utilizing treatment courts instead of incarceration for drug addicts who have been charged with crimes motivated by addiction. The goal of the Berks County Drug Treatment Court is to address the underlying addiction which led to the commission of the crime. The program is split into 4 phases and takes, at a minimum, 18 months to complete. Participants must submit to drug tests, comply with treatment requirements, check-in with probation officers and attend Drug Treatment Court meetings. Participants must, in general, be Berks County residents and non-violent offenders. Typically, participants have been charged with offenses that call for sentences of state incarceration. Completion of the Berks County Drug Treatment Court program can lead to a probationary sentence instead of a jail sentence. In certain cases, completion of the Drug Treatment Court can lead to a complete dismissal of the charges. Offenders who have been charged with probation or parole violations may also be eligible for the program. The Drug Treatment Court program is very strict and mistakes can lead to the denial of an application or removal from the program. It’s important that you have a knowledgeable Berks County criminal attorney on your side to help you with the process.
Our Berks County criminal attorneys have significant experience in working with Drug Treatment Court participants. We have helped numerous clients navigate the admission process and be admitted into the program.
If you have been charged with a crime or a probation/parole violation and think that you may be eligible for the Berks County Drug Treatment Court program, contact our criminal attorneys today at 610-372-5128 or email us at [email protected]