Alternatives to Jail

If you are accused of a Washington Drug crime you may qualify for several jail alternative programs. Generally, these alternatives focus on your rehabilitation for drug addiction.

Drug Courts: Some courts in Washington operate “drug court” programs. For example, within Washington State there are drug courts operating in King, Pierce, Spokane, Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Kitsap, Skagit, Snohomish, Thurston, Whatcom and Yakima counties. Drug courts are generally pre-sentencing programs that could provide you with the opportunity to receive drug treatment in lieu of jail and possibly have your case dismissed.

If you choose to participate in a Washington drug court program you must meet specific eligibility requirements. The court will then require you to attend drug treatment, undergo random urinalysis, and appear before the judge on a regular basis. If you fulfill your commitment and meet the program requirements, the charges against you will be dismissed. If you fail to comply with the court’s conditions you are terminated from the program and sentenced on your original charge.

DOSA: The Drug Offender Sentencing Alternative, or “DOSA”, program is a post-sentencing program that can reduce your incarceration time by up to 50%. DOSA converts your remaining jail time to Community Supervision and outpatient treatment monitoring so that the second half of your sentence can be spent out of custody.

The Law Office of Erin Bradley McAleer will fight to ensure that you achieve the best possible outcome in your court case. Call attorney Erin Bradley McAleer today at (360) 334-6277 to schedule an immediate confidential free consultation.

Washington Attorney Erin Bradley McAleer represents clients throughout Southwest Washington State, including in Clark County, Cowlitz County, and Skamania County and Vancouver, Battle Ground, Camas, La Center, Ridgefield, Washougal, Woodland, Yacolt, Castle Rock, Kalama, Kelso, Longview, North Bonneville, and Stevenson. Attorney Erin Bradley McAleer focuses on the areas of Criminal Defense, Traffic Infractions, Landlord Tenant, Personal Injury, Firearm Rights Restoration, and Post-Conviction Relief (Vacating & Sealing Criminal Records).

 

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