A:Â Â Who is eligible for the Adult Drug Court?
1.Â Â Â Â Â Â Candidate charged with a felony offense that is either directly/indirectly related to a substance dependent lifestyle.
2.Â Â Â Â Â Â Candidate whose Counsel contacts the County Attorneyâ€™s Office within ten (10) weeks post arrest for the initial screen and approval; Undergo a pre plea screening process at the Drug Court office and be determined High Risk/High Need; ultimately approved by the Drug Court Judge.
3.Â Â Â Â Â Â Candidate must enter a guilty plea in front of a District Court Judge to the charged offense(s); admit to having a substance dependent problem, and agree to complete all requested Drug Court expectations.
B:Â Who is ineligible for the Adult Drug Court?
1.Â Â Â Â Â Â If oneâ€™s admitting charge is violent, such as: Murder, Manslaughter, Robbery, Felony Assault(s), Sexual Assault, and any gun related charges or Terroristic Threats.
2.Â Â Â Â Â Â Not eligible for admission if candidate has any felony convictions for the felonies listed in B: 1.Â If any of the felonies listed in B: 1 above are older than ten (10) years, than candidate maybe eligible at the discretion of the County Attorney and Drug Court Team
3.Â Â Â Â Â Â Candidate has multiple felony convictions.
4.Â Â Â Â Â Â Current documented and or known gang involvement.
5.Â Â Â Â Â Â Distributing narcotics charges, involving large amounts of narcotics and or money (essentially indicating selling narcotics for reasons aside from supporting personal habit).
6.Â Â Â Â Â Â Multiple prior misdemeanor convictions for crimes against a person; Resisting Arrest, Assaulting a Law Enforcement Officer, Flight to Avoid Arrest or Weapons.
7.Â Â Â Â Â Â Candidate has any unresolved restitution.
8.Â Â Â Â Â Â Candidate has active warrants.