Drug Court "no walk in the park"
You’ve been convicted of a nonviolent crime and sentenced to prison.
You got where you are because of a drug or alcohol problem. Perhaps you turned to crime to support your habit. But now push has come to shove. You’ve been sentenced to three years in prison.
You’re not eager to go to prison. Who would be? But what to do? You learn — you forget where you heard it — about a drug court program run by the courts in Obion and Weakley counties. It is said that if you’re accepted into the program, you won’t have to go to prison. You’ll be on probation while you participate, and after a year or so, when you graduate, you still won’t have to go to prison. Well, not if you keep clean, that is.
It sounds good to you. Eighteen months of “soft time” in a drug court program beats three years of hard time in a state prison.
So you apply for membership. You are accepted. You are excited. You have dodged the bullet.
But wait a moment. You need to know that the drug court program run by the 27th Judicial District (Obion and Weakley counties) is no walk in the park.
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