What do I need to know about New Jersey’s drug court?

Being charged with a crime in the state of New Jersey is very serious and can have serious impacts on the rest of an individual’s life. Whether charged with the possession of prescription drugs, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, or any other drug, it is important that they understand the severity of the crime. It is important to be aware that New Jersey has an option known as drug court for people who have been charged with a non-violent drug crime.

Drug court is a program that has proved to be quite successful over the years for individuals in New Jersey. It allows an individual who is combating an addiction to drugs to receive treatment instead of going to jail. It is important not to believe that the individual will simply get out of going to jail, they will have to take part in a very intense rehabilitation program and if they fail to complete it, may have to go to jail. If participating in drug court, an individual must go to a residential treatment facility and be monitored by an addiction specialist, medical professionals, and their probation officer.

This program is not easy. It will require the participant to submit to regular drug tests and attend meetings regarding their sobriety. However, this program can make a major difference between helping someone get sober and them spending years in jail, still struggling with addiction.

If you have been charged with a drug possession crime and want to know whether you may be eligible to participate in New Jersey’s drug court, it is important to contact an experienced attorney. Rem Law Group is here to help. Contact us today.