The Sixth Judicial Circuit Adult Drug Treatment Court is a court-supervised, comprehensive program for eligible, non-violent defendants. This program is voluntary and will involve numerous appearances before the Drug Court judge, substance abuse treatment services, and frequent, random testing for controlled and chemical substances. The Drug Courts exist to provide participants the opportunity to become productive, drug-free members of the community. All participants are required to appear in court every 30 to 45 days for a review by the Drug Court judge.
Adult Drug Court is available in both Pinellas and Pasco counties. Both courts consist of a community partnership forged between the Sixth Judicial Circuit, State Attorney’s Office, Public Defender’s Office, Sheriffs’ Offices, Florida Department of Corrections, local law enforcement, community substance abuse providers, and the Pinellas and Pasco Boards of County Commissioners.
Adult Drug Court is available to defendants facing a first-time, non-violent, third-degree felony charge. Admission to Drug Court is upon application and at the discretion of the State Attorney). Successful completion of the 18- to 24-month Adult Drug Treatment Court plan may result in the dismissal of charges against defendants entering the program through Pre-Trial Intervention. For defendants entering the Drug Court as a condition of probation (post-plea drug court), successful completion may result in adjudication being withheld and/or a reduced length of probation.
For further information on the Sixth Judicial Circuit’s Adult Drug Court Program, you can visit the Sixth Judicial Circuit website here.