Some of the judicial circuit courts in Florida have an alternative sentencing program that can help criminal defendants get into a special treatment program if their crimes related to alcohol, drug, or mental problems. Sometimes showing the initiative to enroll into one of these programs earns leniency from the prosecutor and/or judge in a case. Some judicial circuits have drug-specific courts geared toward the rehabilitation of drug offenders. Their sentencing guidelines differ from those of other offenses. Talk to the criminal defense attorney to discuss the different options.
The information on this page does not represent legal advice. Because the law is continually changing, some of the provisions contained herein may be out of date. It is always wise to seek counsel from an experienced criminal attorney like Kenneth Hassett.