Focusing on Treatment in Drug Offense Cases
In this day and age, many people experiment with drugs. People try marijuana without giving much thought to the consequences. Although marijuana has been decriminalized in many parts of the country, until that happens in Connecticut, people who are caught in possession of or using marijuana can face criminal charges.
If you are caught with other drugs — such as PCP, cocaine or pills without a prescription — the penalties can be even more severe. While many New Haven drug crime attorneys focus only minimizing the charges their clients face, we take a bigger-picture approach.
At the Law Office of Jack O’Donnell, L.L.C., we understand that treatment is more effective than punishment. We do everything we can to minimize the charges our clients face, but we also look at the treatment and diversion programs that are available.
Using Diversion Programs Effectively
With 40 years of criminal defense experience, we have a good understanding of the most effective ways to protect our clients. When we successfully place our clients in certain diversion programs, it prevents them from needing to plead guilty. In addition, it also puts them in a program that facilitates the long-term substance abuse assistance they need.