When someone is arrested for a felony in Jacksonville, the state attorney’s office has to make a decision. They can file the case as a felony or divert the case. One place to divert the case is Jacksonville drug court. Your felony charges in Jacksonville are put on “hold” while you proceed through drug treatment. At the completion of the program, your felony charges will be dropped.
Recently the Florida legislature allocated over $20 million into these type of drug programs. The idea is to spend the money now on these non-violent offenders to lessen the chances of them re-offending in the future.
If you have any questions about drug charges in Jacksonville, call our Jacksonville Drug Attorneys at (904) 634-0900.