|Tampa Drug Court|
As a qualified Tampa Drug Court Attorney, W. F. ''Casey'' Ebsary, Jr., can assist you in obtaining a substance abuse assessment by a licensed treatment provider. After the assessment, there is a treatment recommendation to the Court. In Tampa Drug Court he Judge makes an offer to the client of an opportunity to participate in the Drug Court program. If the offer is rejected, the charges are transferred to another felony division for prosecution.
A team approach is used in both the Pinellas and Hillsborough County Courts. Hernando, Pasco and Polk County also offer alternative and Deferred Prosecution Programs. The Programs are a court-supervised, comprehensive drug treatment program for non-violent people charged with drug crimes. They are voluntary programs that use frequent appearances before the drug court judge and substance abuse rehabilitation by trained professionals. Twelve Step fellowships including Narcotics Anonymous are also encouraged and, in most instances, required. Participants will appear before the drug court judge every 30 to 45 days. Upon completion of the Program, the charges may be dismissed.
The Judge decides which form of treatment, based on the recommendation found within the substance abuse assessment conducted by the licensed treatment provider. Frequent judicial review hearings and drug testing are used to closely monitor the progress in treatment.