The Office of the State Attorney must approve any individual interested in participating in the pretrial diversion option. Successful completion of the diversion option will result in the State’s dismissal of the felony charges filed against the individual.
The post-plea option is available to individuals who do not qualify to have their charges dismissed because of prior felony convictions. Post-plea participants must enter a plea with the Court including Drug Court participation as a condition of the plea. The defendant must be screened and accepted by the program before entering the plea. The defendant, the State, defense counsel and the Court must all agree to the terms of the plea agreement prior to admission to Drug Court. Upon completion of the program, the case will be closed according to the terms of the plea.
There are no fees for Drug Court particpants.