Fighting Drug Addiction

Fighting Drug Addiction

Offender Drug Treatment and Alternative Sentencing: Fighting Addiction through Court Ordered-Treatment in DEJ, Drug Court, and Proposition 36

Jail or prison is not the solution to drug addiction. Our drug defense lawyers fight aggressively to prevent incarceration for anyone who needs treatment. We are well-versed with the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles drug treatment available through the court system including Deferred Entry of Judgment, Proposition 36, and Drug Court. Our criminal defense strategy is to aggressively advocate for these programs as an alternative to jail or prison and use various California criminal law options as alternatives to custody time. Keeping clients free and out of jail and protecting their constitutional rights is the firm’s main objective!

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, it costs a national average of over $20,000 per year to incarcerate a criminal offender. With about 150,000 inmates currently incarcerated on drug possession charges, the United States is spending nearly $3,000,000 each year to imprison these people. Further, research has indicated that every dollar invested in addiction treatment programs yields a return of between four and seven dollars in reduced drug-related crime, criminal justice costs, and theft. With such impressive savings at stake, more courts are looking at drug treatment versus imprisonment when sentencing drug offenders.

Our San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers will provide you with the treatment options available to drug offenders in their states and push for those options instead of imprisonment. When a person has a drug or alcohol related dependency, it can lead to immense strife. Addictions to drugs and/or alcohol can lead to family disputes, financial instability, job performance issues, and personal trauma. If you have a drug and/or alcohol addiction, now is the time to seek help. By seeking rehabilitation, you can prevent your problems from escalating and causing further personal damage. Sometimes it is necessary to get out of the area where one started using drugs and alcohol. Further, going to a drug rehab in the same place that you live makes it difficult to get through the initial stages of recovery. The dealer or your favorite drinking establishment is around the corner when you enter a rehab facility or program within your area, and if you have a bad day at rehab or don’t like what your counselor says during a hard therapy session, you have an extremely high risk of falling back into the habit and using or drinking in order to cope. We work to address such recidivism issues to prevent further arrests and incarceration.

Call the drug crime criminal defense attorneys at Eisner & Gorin, LLP, at (877) 781-1570. Our knowledgeable legal team can evaluate your case issues and advise you of your legal options before you go to court. For our client’s convenience, our main office is located across the street from the Van Nuys Courthouse and Jail. Our other San Fernando Valley law offices are located in Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, and Santa Clarita.

Contact the law firm firm today and receive an immediate response to your inquiry 24/7.