ALTERNATIVE SENTENCING

ALTERNATIVE SENTENCING

ALTERNATIVE SENTENCING AND DRUG DIVERSION PROGRAMS

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You may be eligible for alternative sentencing to incarceration through a diversion program if you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony charges related to drug use in Orange County. These alternative sentencing programs often allow juveniles, first-time offenders, and low-level offenders to avoid their criminal convictions upon completing addiction treatment programs.

Alternative sentencing of drug court and pretrial drug diversion programs must be done by a certified drug program within the county. Sober Partners’ Huntington Beach rehabs have licensed drug treatment centers in Orange County that have been deemed credible and effective by the county.

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FAQs

A diversion program in California allows one to avoid jail or prison time through alternative sentencing, typically requiring community service, self-help programs, or treatment programs. Depending on the circumstances, the court may demand a combination of the above orders to be completed.

Alternative sentencing to drug charges in Orange County typically entails a county-approved drug treatment program, mandatory self-help meetings, and a long term plan for sobriety.

A variety of California law applies to drug-related civil and criminal circumstances including PC 1000, Prop 36, California drug courts, and PC 1001.36. Our court-approved Huntington Beach drug treatment programs are appropriate for each situation.

Under Penal Code 1000, criminal low-level drug offenders can be sentenced to complete drug abuse education and counseling as an alternative to incarceration. Orange County, CA PC 1000 programs include at least 32 hours of education and counseling, self-help meetings (such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous).

In the State of California, PC 1000 uses “pretrial diversion programs” for simple drug possession charges. Some may also refer to these programs by their former name — deferred e