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19th Judicial District Court Parish of East Baton Rouge Drug Treatment Court Information for Attorneys

A defendant arrested on drug charges or drug related charges must be recommended by the district attorney and must meet all eligibility requirements of LRS 13:5304 et seq. (attached)

After meeting eligibility requirements above, the defendant must pass a clinical evaluation to be eligible to participate in the 19th Judicial District Drug Court Program. 

If the defendant is determined to be legally and clinically eligible and is willing to participate in the program, the next step is for the defendant and his attorney to agree to participate in the drug treatment court. 

This requires an extensive review by the defense attorney with the defendant of all of the rules and regulations required for participation and completion of the Drug Treatment Court.  This includes the defendant and his lawyer completely discussing the Drug Court Plea Agreement and Placement Hearing (attached), the Client Contract (attached) and Waiver of Confidentiality(attached).

 



 


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