Addiction and Its Treatment
Whether you are a lawyer looking for expert witness testimony, or you are in need of a drug and alcohol abuse counselor who can testify on behalf of clients in a court of law, our expert addiction professionals can help. Today’s attorney is often faced with a myriad of difficult and diverse realities pertaining to the changes in today’s substance abuse legal cases.
NewLife Addiction Professionals has provided services to attorneys and clients in Southern California with an outstanding track record. While our professionals are selective in accepting cases, our overall goal is to help your client. Our dedication to service and knowledge of the industry will be a successful asset to your case.
Those who suffer an arrest related to drugs or alcohol might have access to a program that helps the person avoid jail time. If you find yourself arrested because of drunk driving, drug possession or another related crime, you should talk to us about our Alternative Sentencing and our Court Liaison Services. We can discuss these services with you, your attorney / public defender and the presiding judge .
Jail or Treatment
The judge might give you the choice between serving jail time for your crime or attending a treatment program. You should look at several factors before making your decision, including:
- Whether you are committed to getting clean
- How long you want to stay away from your friends and family
- If you want a conviction on your record
- If you want to avoid legal trouble in the future
In most cases, if an addict successfully completes an alternative sentencing treament program, the court removes the crime from the individual’s record. For example, if you have a DUI and finish treatment, the judge removes the DUI from your public record. Most states require that you complete the treatment plan before the court expunges your record. According to the District Attorney’s Office, offenders in the county who do not complete the program must attend the original jail time imposed by the court.
An alternative treatment program can save you from future troubles because the court wipes your slate clean. An employer, financial institution or anyone else doing a criminal background check on you should not see any signs of your crime. Most importantly you have the chance to learn the skills you need to stay away from drugs or alcohol in the future.