What is a Drug Court?

Rockville, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring & Wheaton, Maryland

Drug CourtA drug court is a special court that has been given the responsibility of handling cases involving drug-addicted offenders. The aim of the Montgomery County Drug Court is to eliminate substance abuse and its consequences – both criminal and personal – with a focus on therapeutic jurisprudence, the idea that positive therapeutic outcomes are important judicial goals.

If you are facing a drug-related charge in Montgomery County and have struggled with substance abuse issues, drug court may be a viable and attractive alternative to harsher and potentially less effective sentencing options.

Have you been arrested on drug-related charges in or around Rockville, Maryland? Please call experienced criminal defense attorney Leon Geller at (301) 533-7005 and schedule your free consultation to learn more about your rights and your options.

A Voluntary Program

Drug Court is a voluntary program that is offered to adult residents of Montgomery County who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Have been sanctioned and approved by the Office of the State’s Attorney for referral to the Drug Court Program as part of a binding plea agreement
  • Have been referred as a condition of a violation of probation
  • Are non-Violent
  • Have been assessed as a substance abuser
  • Are physically, emotionally, and mentally capable of participating in Drug Court activities and programs

The best way to learn if Drug Court is the most effective route for your case is by contacting our Rockville criminal defense attorney and scheduling a free consultation today.