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Drug Court Pre Trial Intervention
Former Tampa Drug Court Prosecutor and Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney / Lawyer has been reviewing Felony Drug Court cases. Drug Court is sometimes referred to as a "Pretrial intervention program." One court recently ordered a defendant to complete a 30-day in-jail drug treatment program. The defendant had failed a drug test administered by drug court felony pretrial intervention program.

The defendant had signed a deferred prosecution agreement that demanded pretrial detention in a treatment program, if he violated the terms of the contract. Generally, a pretrial intervention program is voluntary. Completion of the program is not always voluntary The appeals court ruled that a defendant cannot opt out of the Drug Court Program.

Source: 35 Fla. L. Weekly D534a

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