Criminal drug sentences can involve one or more punishments including:
- Restitution, or victim compensation
- Community service
When someone is convicted of a drug crime, it is within the power of the judge to suspend a jail sentence. This means that the sentence is put on hold if the defendant agrees to other obligations, such as the completion of a drug rehabilitation program. The defendant will also be placed on probation where they will be required to adhere to a number of conditions including:
- Obeying all laws
- Abiding by court orders
- Reporting regularly to a probation officer
- Submit to regular alcohol and/or drug tests
- And more..
To ensure you follow the court’s orders, it is a good idea to find a rehabilitation program that will work for you. Getting sober not only benefits you in court, but also sets you up for a better life afterwards. If you are able to get and stay sober, you can also avoid brushes with the law in the future.