Illinois TASC Probation Defense Attorney
If you have been charged with a nonviolent crime stemming from your substance and/or alcohol abuse, you may be eligible for specialized programs offered under Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (“TASC”). Successful completion of these TASC programs can minimize the penal impact of the criminal offense and provide you with the resources to manage your substance and/or alcohol dependency. Knowledgeable and experienced representation and advocacy can play a part in whether you are placed in TASC probation programs. The skilled attorneys at McPherson Harry & Associates, P.C. have successfully advocated for clients throughout Northwest Illinois for the right to participate in TASC probation programs.
Eligibility for TASC Probation in Chicagoland
TASC probation provides an opportunity for individuals to have their criminal conviction vacated or the charges dismissed, upon successful completion of probation. Available to individuals who are charged with nonviolent crimes and struggle with drug and/or alcohol abuse, it is designed to alleviate the strain that drug and alcohol addiction and related crimes place on society, and also provides an alternative to imprisonment. Participation in TASC probation is not automatic, and eligibility factors are set by statute. To meet the requirements for TASC probation, the courts will assess your:
- Criminal history
- Addiction history
- Readiness for treatment
- Likelihood of success through program participation
Generally, those convicted of violent crimes, certain drug offenses or DUI-type offenses are precluded from participating in TASC probation. If you are sentenced to the TASC probation program, you will have the opportunity to participate in various mental and medical health programs, educational and vocational programs, and substance abuse treatment programs. Participation requirements and expectations may be rigorous, but the benefits can be life altering. Progress and compliance is monitored through case management and reported directly to the court. Upon completion of the TASC program, professionals recommend an appropriate disposition and a new opportunity for you, free of drug dependency.
The attorneys at McPherson Harry & Associates, P.C. know that drug and alcohol addiction often has devastating effects on individuals’ lives and often leads to the commission of petty crimes. TASC probation is designed to help you end this cycle. If you are charged with a nonviolent crime and struggle with drug or alcohol addiction, you may be eligible for TASC probation. Selection in the program is not automatic. Experienced legal advocacy is important. And the attorneys at McPherson Harry & Associates, P.C. have the knowledge and experience necessary to fight for your right to participate in the TASC probation program, and to get your record expunged when eligible. Contact us to discuss your case in a free initial consultation. We have three convenient offices in the Northwest Chicago area, and serve DuPage, Cook, Will, and Kane counties.