The Marion County Adult Drug Court Program is a court supervised intensive and highly structured program consisting of both comprehensive out-patient treatment and case management supervision for non-violent offenders. The program includes, but is not limited to, regular court appearances, random drug screens, group/individual substance abuse counseling and frequent Peer Support Meetings. The length of this IV-phase program is normally 13 to 17 months.
If you meet the criteria to enter the Drug Court Program and your application has been approved by the State Attorney’s office, you will be noticed to appear before the Drug Court Judge. If the Judge approves your entrance to the program, you will be required to enter a guilty plea to your charges and sign a prosecution agreement before entering the program. Your sentencing will be deferred for 18 months. Upon successful completion of the program, the court will dismiss these charges against you.