As an immigrant, the idea of facing a criminal charge can hold much more serious implications than for other people. In some cases, individuals charged with a serious crime in Florida or other parts of the United States could find themselves at risk for deportation. Of course, just like anyone else in the country, these parties have the right to a criminal defense.
Research has repeatedly shown that there is a definitive link between drug addiction and criminal behavior, and Florida and the nation’s drug court programs seek to curb that criminal behavior by treating drug addiction itself. If you are a state resident who is facing a drug-related criminal charge, and that charge was not for a violent crime, you may be able to gain entry into a Florida drug court.
Being under the influence of drugs or alcohol can alter a person's decision-making abilities. As a result, an individual may carry out actions that he or she would not have done under other circumstances. Unfortunately, some actions could put others in harm's way or at least make them fearful for their lives, and serious criminal charges could result.