Illinois Drug Court Defense Attorney
Drug Court Program Application Lawyers in the Chicago Area
If you struggle with a significant substance abuse problem that resulted in you facing charges on a non-violent felony, Illinois Drug Court may be an option for you. Drug Court is an alternative to jail, a mechanism that could turn your legal prospects around for the positive. Participation in Drug Court is not automatic, however; you must apply for acceptance into the program and meet certain eligibility criteria. The experienced and knowledgeable defense attorneys at McPherson Harry & Associates, P.C. can help you determine your eligibility and advocate for your participation in Drug Court. We have successfully represented drug-addicted clients in DuPage, Cook, Will, and Kane counties, and throughout Northwest Chicago.
Drug Court Programs for Drug Offenders in the Chicago Area
The Illinois Drug Court program is operated within the State's criminal court system and is designed to provide drug-addicted defendants, charged with a non-violent felony, with the treatment, counseling, support, and resources needed to recover from drug addiction. Selectees agree to participate in treatment, counseling, frequent and regular drug testing, regular court appearances, and otherwise abide by all program rules. Drug Court programs are rigorous and intense, and successful completion takes determination and commitment. But, the pay-off is huge. Drug Court program graduates may have the criminal charges pending against them dismissed, or their sentence reduced or eliminated. More importantly however, successful participants leave the program with the skills needed to live a life free from addiction.
Your application for Drug Court participation requires approval of both the court and the prosecutor. You are not eligible for Drug Court if you:
- Are charged with a violent crime
- Have been convicted of a violent crime within the past 10 years, excluding incarceration
- Deny you are drug addicted
- Are unwilling to participate in the program and meet its requirements
Our attorneys know drug addiction can wreak havoc on your life. Drug dependency often results in alienation of family and friends, financial devastation, and the commission of crimes that have life-long consequences. Drug Court is designed to help individuals end this cycle. If you are charged with a non-violent crime, and you struggle with drug addiction, you may be eligible for Drug Court. The experienced advocacy of our lawyers at McPherson Harry & Associates, P.C. can improve your chances for selection into the Drug Court program. To improve your outcomes in the criminal court system, contact us to discuss your case in a free initial consultation. We have three convenient offices in the Chicago area and serve DuPage, Cook, Will, and Kane counties.