Drug offenses are some of the most commonly pursued charges in the United Stated as a whole and in the State of Florida. Florida pioneered the concept of courts who handle drug offenses specifically in 1989. Presently, there are 95 such courts in operation in the state.The Role of Drug Courts
Drug courts exist in order to lessen the strain on regular criminal courts and ensure that those charged with drug offenses can be provided with opportunities to reintegrate with society after they have served their sentence. The goal of drug courts is to use the resources at their disposal to reduce recidivism rates among those convicted of drug offenses in Florida.What Services Do Drug Courts Offer?
Drug courts in Broward County and the State of Florida offer a variety of services designed to reduce recidivism.
These services include:
- Drug and alcohol testing
- Educational material
- Integration and referral to appropriate drug and alcohol treatment
- Ongoing monitoring to ensure effectiveness and compliance
Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney Evan A. Hoffman has experience handling drug court cases on both sides of the aisle as a former Assistant State Attorney for the Broward County State Attorney's Office. You can let him evaluate your case during a free initial consultation as soon as you call (954) 524-4474 or fill out an online contact form today.