Louisiana puts more people in jail than any other state. Drug charges are a major reason many people find themselves facing prison. Many parishes have developed alternative programs to help those facing drug charges avoid jail and get the help they need to deal with the problems that led them into trouble with the law in the first place.
Diversion programs are a tremendous opportunity for people to be able to set their lives back on a positive course. The program gives people access to counselors and other types of assistance to help them see the connection between their choices and the consequences they are facing. Successful completion of the program will result in the dismissal of criminal charges.
These programs are voluntary. Not everyone can take advantage of diversion programs and they are not the answer for everyone. We can help you understand the pros and cons of these programs and whether or not they are right for you.
At the Law Office of Robert S. Toale, we have more than 30 years of experience defending people against criminal charges in the New Orleans area. That knowledge of how individual parishes approach the law gives us an advantage when we are defending you. This also means that we know the specific diversion programs each parish operates. The programs are specific to each parish. Our knowledge of these programs can help you understand if they are right for you.
A diversion program can be the right solution if you are facing drug charges. To learn more about the program, contact the criminal defense attorneys at the Law Office of Robert S. Toale in Gretna, Louisiana. Call 504-368-8440 or contact our firm online.