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Charged With A Drug Crime? Drug Court May Be The Right Path.

Drug crimes can lead to years behind bars and a criminal record that follows you for the rest of your life. If the prosecutors are investigating or have charged you with a controlled substance crime, you would be right to be worried, but there is good news. You may be able to take advantage of New Jersey’s unique diversion programs that keep you out of regular criminal courts and give you the chance to get your life back on track.

At Michael J. Beatrice, P.C., Attorney at Law, attorney Michael J. Beatrice draws on decades of experience both as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney. He knows criminal law inside and out, and he knows how to navigate the criminal justice system. Before you make a mistake, call an attorney you can trust: 201-897-3570.

Alternatives To Jail Exist

Over the past decades, the legislature in New Jersey has created alternatives to the normal criminal justice system. Many people can go through other programs like:

  • Drug Court: Also called “Recovery Court,” this legal program is available for people with a demonstrated addiction issue. If your case goes to recovery court, you may be sent to rehabilitation or support services rather than jail.
  • Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI): PTI is a program specifically for first-time offenders or those with nonviolent offenses. Rather than going through criminal proceedings, the person is placed under supervision for a period of time, typically three years.

Attorney Beatrice will know if you are eligible for an alternative program and will help you pursue it.

Turn A Crisis Into An Opportunity

Whether you have a drug addiction or need to set things right after making a mistake, attorney Beatrice has more than 45 years of legal experience working in criminal justice. He can help you turn your difficulties into an opportunity to thrive. Call 201-897-3570 or email his office in Mahwah today.