Drug-related Offenses Attorney in Boca Raton & Palm Beach
If you are arrested for the first time for drug or paraphernalia possession or purchase of illegal drugs or prescription medicine in Broward or Palm Beach County, you need a knowledgeable attorney who has appeared many times in Drug Court. If your case is diverted into Drug Court and you successfully complete the Drug Court process, you can avoid a conviction for drug charges and keep your criminal record clean.
If you have been arrested on drug charges, get a head start on your defense and start preparing for the Drug Court process. Contact experienced Boca Raton criminal defense attorney Peter Perettine today for a free and confidential consultation.
Drug Court in Broward County and Palm Beach County
Drug Court is a one-year intensive pre-trial intervention program that combines the legal process with the addiction rehabilitation process. Total compliance with all requirements of the program is necessary to stay in the program and avoid a drug charges conviction.
To qualify to participate in Drug Court, you must be 18 or older, have no prior felony convictions, and be charged with a substance abuse-related criminal charge.
Before you can enter Drug Court, you must sign a deferred prosecution agreement. This means that – if you fail to comply with the Drug Court requirements – you waive your right to a speedy trial and you also sign a limited waiver of confidentiality so that your treatment providers can communicate with the judge.
Drug Court is a valuable alternative to traditional sentencing and jail time for first-time drug charges offenders. However, it is important to have help from a knowledgeable drug charges attorney both before you begin the Drug Court program and as you proceed with the program. I will guide you as you go through the drug court program, and represent you if there is an allegation of non-compliance.
Other Types of Drug Charges
In addition to representing first-time offenders, the Law Offices of Peter Perettine has a record of success representing clients facing a wide range of drug-related criminal charges, including possession with intent to sell and drug trafficking.
A Head Start for Your Defense: Contact the Law Offices of Peter Perettine
Criminal defense attorney Peter Perettine has practiced criminal law in Florida since 1982, and he opened his criminal defense law firm in 1985. With more than 25 years’ successful experience as a criminal defense lawyer, Mr. Perettine is highly qualified to provide an aggressive and vigorous defense to DUI and DWI charges, including vehicular assault and vehicular manslaughter charges that involve a DUI or DWI.
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We offer free initial telephone consultations and in-person consultations for a reasonable flat fee that is credited against a client’s retainer fee if we are hired. Discuss your case in a confidential setting with an experienced attorney. Call our Boca Raton law office at (561) 368-6042 or send text to cell: (561) 251-2104. You can also send us an e-mail.