Using Drug Court Effectively To Move Forward

Jail time and having a criminal record are not the only options if you are facing drug crime charges in North Carolina. Since 1995, North Carolina has enacted legislature that provides a drug treatment court (DTC) system. This allows for first-time offenders, juveniles and other non-violent criminals that chance for rehabilitation rather than jail time

If you are interested in DTC in North Carolina, seek help from an attorney who is very experienced with this area of the law. Attorneys Greg Plumides and John Cacheris of Plumides, Romano, Johnson & Cacheris, PC, have more than 40 years of combined experience defending clients in the Charlotte area. This includes those facing state and federal drug charges such as drug possession, trafficking and manufacturing.

Call 704-323-7833 to reach our dedicated drug defense attorneys. In a consultation, we can go over your drug crimes charge and whether Drug treatment court is the better choice for your situation.

Seek The Alternative: Mecklenburg County STEP

The purpose of Drug treatment court programs like those in North Carolina is to provide for true rehabilitation rather than just place a person who is addicted to drugs in the criminal court system. In general, to be eligible for the DTC system in North Carolina, you must not be considered a violent offender. You must be addicted to a drug or chemical substance and voluntarily subject yourself to the program.

Specifically in Mecklenburg County is "STEP." This stands for Supervision, Treatment, Education and Prevention. In some cases, charges could be reduced or dismissed if a person successfully completes all requirements a judge sets forth in DTC or STEP. Every situation is different and unique, so it is important to consult with our lawyer about your case.

Find Out More About Drug Treatment Court Programs

We urge you to consider the alternative to criminal court and find out whether you are eligible for DTC in North Carolina. Call our office or contact us online to get started.