Adult Drug Court
The cooperative effort of a team approach is a hallmark of the Sixth Judicial Circuit Adult Drug Treatment Court. It is a court-supervised, comprehensive drug treatment court for eligible non-violent defendants. The voluntary program involves numerous appearances before the Drug Court judge, substance abuse treatment and frequent, random testing for substance abuse.
Pinellas County Adult Drug Court was initiated in 2001, and Pasco County Adult Drug Court began in 2007. Both courts consist of a community partnership forged between the Sixth Judicial Circuit, State Attorney’s Office, Public Defender’s Office, Sheriffs’ Offices, Florida Department of Corrections, local law enforcement, community substance abuse providers, and the Pinellas and Pasco Boards of County Commissioners.
Successful completion of the 18- to 24-month Adult Drug Treatment Court plan may result in the dismissal of charges against defendants entering the program through Pre-Trial Intervention (defendants facing a first-time, non-violent, third-degree felony charge and admitted to Drug Court at the discretion of the State Attorney).
For defendants entering the Drug Court as a condition of probation (post-plea drug court), successful completion may result in adjudication being withheld and/or a reduced length of probation.
The Drug Courts exist to provide participants the opportunity to become productive, drug free members of the community. All participants are required to appear in court every 30 to 45 days for a review by the Drug Court judge.
After completion, persons who have completed treatment, remained drug free for at least one year and completed all of their requirements of Pre-Trial Intervention or probation may petition the court for a dismissal of the charges (Pre-Trial Intervention) or early termination of probation (post-plea drug court).
For more information, contact:
Pasco County Adult Drug Court
|Robert D. Sumner Judicial Center||or||West Pasco Government Center|
|38053 Live Oak Avenue||7530 Little Road|
|Dade City 33523||New Port Richey 34654|
|Telephone: 352.521.4274, ext. 8489||Telephone: 727.847.2411, ext 8489|
Pinellas County Adult Drug Court
|Fourth Floor, Pinellas County Justice Center|
|14250 49th St N
|Clearwater, FL 33762|