If you have been charged with a drug offense, you could be eligible for something called alternative sentencing. Alternative sentencing is commonly applied in drug cases in which the defendant has been charged with a non-violent crime, such as drug possession, and is facing his or her first or second offense. Instead of going to jail, the offender participates in an alternative sentencing program, which might include participation in an alcohol treatment program, attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, counseling, and/or random drug testing.
If you have recently been arrested on drug charges and are curious as to whether or not you’re eligible for alternative sentencing, take a moment to consult a knowledgeable Michigan drug crime attorney at the Law Offices of Freedman & Freedman. It’s not every day that you’ll be given the opportunity to avoid going to jail, especially when that is what the criminal statutes call for. Alternative sentencing gives you the chance to address the reasons and behavior that led to your criminal arrest in the first place, and in return you’re essentially given a second chance.
At the Law Offices of Freedman & Freedman, we’re committed to securing the best possible end result, whether that means going to trial and defending you in court, or accepting a plea deal in which you agree to plead guilty in exchange for being able complete an alternative sentence to avoid jail.
For more information about the drug defense services offered at Freedman & Freedman, contact a skilled Michigan drug crime lawyer today by calling 1 (888) 252-8582.