Bay Area Lawyer Handling Drug Rehabilitation Cases

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If you have been charged with a drug crime, drug diversion or rehabilitation programs are available to avoid convictions and/or punishments. The California legislature has recognized that many people in the criminal justice system are in need of help rather than debilitating convictions or punishments.

An experienced attorney can help you access the proper resources for this relief. At Rien, Adams & Cox, LLP, the firm helps individuals with diversion or rehabilitation eligible drug charges avail themselves of this alternative to a criminal record or jail.

Considering Drug Rehabilitation And Diversion Programs

Even if you are charged with a drug offense that makes you eligible for treatment rather than prosecution, you should have the case evaluated by an experienced, reputable attorney to determine if there alternative defenses that might avoid both a conviction and treatment programs.

Just because you may be eligible for treatment does not mean that the police acted properly in arresting you. Questions related to illegal searches and seizures should still be addressed to be sure that you are properly before the court. It is only after such an assessment is made that treatment alternatives should be explored. Additionally, there are many drug offenses for which an individual is not eligible for alternative treatment.

An effective lawyer can often persuade the prosecutor to amend the charge so as to make someone eligible for treatment. The attorneys at Rien, Adams & Cox, LLP have both the experience and reputation to properly evaluate the need for a program in light of the legality of a search or an arrest, and to advocate for an amendment where a client might not otherwise be eligible for diversion or a rehabilitation program.

Formal And Informal Diversion And Proposition 36

Once eligibility for treatment has been established, and all other alternatives to the dismissal of charges explored, you may have a criminal proceeding suspended, at which point you will enter a drug rehabilitation program for up to eighteen months. When you have completed the program, the criminal charges will be dismissed and your record will remain clean. Each alternative to prosecution has differing rules governing the completion of a program.

The attorneys at Rien, Adams & Cox, LLP can assist you in determining which program will benefit you in terms of health, cost, convenience, preservation of employment and maintenance of family and other commitments.


The lawyers at Rien, Adams & Cox, LLP understand your full range of options, and will make sure you have access to the help you need. Your call will not be met with an answering machine or voice mail.

Personal service at Rien, Adams & Cox, LLP dictates that a live operator will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to speak with you and place you in immediate contact with an attorney who will be glad to address your needs and questions.

With offices located in the Livermore, Pleasanton Judicial District, attorneys are available to appear throughout Northern California. Contact them today for a free initial consultation.