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Palm Beach County Drug Court

Florida was the first state in the nation to create an alternative problem-solving court system specifically designed for individuals facing drug offenses when the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida implemented the Miami-Dade County Drug Court in 1989. There are now more than 100 drug court programs in the Sunshine State, with specific focuses including adults, juveniles, veterans, and families.

People charged with drug crimes in West Palm Beach may be eligible to participate in the Palm Beach County Drug Court program. If a person is accepted into the program, all pending substance abuse charges are withheld for one year while the alleged offender undergoes treatment through the prosecutorial diversion program. Defendants can have their charges dismissed if they successfully complete the program.

West Palm Beach Drug Courts Lawyer

It is important to understand that participation in a drug court program is treated as more of a privilege than a basic right. For that reason, it is important for you to make sure that you are working with a criminal defense attorney who can help you be accepted into one of these programs.

Andrew D. Stine, P.A. represents clients accused of drug crimes in West Palm Beach as well as surrounding cities like Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Greenacres, and Lake Worth. You can receive a free review of your case when you call 561.880.4300 to schedule an initial, no obligation consultation.

Florida Drug Court Information Center

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Drug Court Eligibility in Palm Beach County

The drug court program in Palm Beach County is open to all defendants who have one of the following pending felony or misdemeanor drug charges:

You will not be eligible to participate in the program if you have any of the following offenses on your criminal record:

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Requirements in Four Phases of Drug Court Program

Palm Beach County utilizes a four-phase program that lasts a minimum of 12 months. In order for you to advance to the next phase, you will have to satisfy the following minimum requirements for each color-coded phase:

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Benefits of Participation in Palm Beach County Drug Court Program

If you are accepted into the drug court program for Palm Beach County, some of the rewards of successfully graduating include:

Find the Best Drug Court Lawyer in West Palm Beach

If you are facing drug charges in Palm Beach County, an experienced attorney can determine if you are eligible for a drug court program and work to ensure the most favorable outcome possible to your case. Andrew D. Stine, P.A. helps individuals in West Palm Beach and nearby communities such as Wellington, Jupiter, Royal Palm Beach, Palm Springs, North Palm Beach, and Lantana.

Andrew Stine’s legal career includes experience in the New Haven Public Defenders Office and the Palm Beach County Appellate Division. He will provide a free consultation to review your case when you call his firm today at 561.880.4300.