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How Going To Rehab Can Help Your Court Case

June 17, 2016 - , , , , , - 0 Comments

Going to rehab can be one of the most important parts of overcoming an addiction. It will give you the time, space and professional resources that you need to get better. You may also give yourself a chance to avoid serious legal consequences as well. How does going to rehab help your case?

Rehab Means You Take Your Drug or Alcohol Charge Seriously

Going to rehab is a sign that you understand the gravity of your situation. It shows the judge that you know that using or possessing drugs can be dangerous for yourself and for others you may use with. As many addicts can’t get better without rehab, enrolling in a program may be the only acceptable way to prove you want to get past your addiction.

Going to Rehab Is Cheaper for Taxpayers

Instead of paying to feed, cloth and shelter you while you are in jail or prison, it is easier and cheaper to send you to a rehab program. The state or local government also saves money if it is doesn’t have to provide medical care in addition to your basic needs. If you have been convicted of a nonviolent crime and have otherwise stayed out of trouble, the preferred outcome may be rehab followed by probation. Depending on the charge, it may be reduced or discharged if you complete a program and stay out of trouble for a predetermined length of time.

Successfully Completing Rehab Lowers the Incidence of Recidivism

Recidivism occurs when an individual comes back to jail on multiple occasions. Each time you come back to jail, you cost taxpayers more money and are not able to provide for your family. In essence, staying clean and out of jail means you are productive tax paying citizen as opposed to a burden on the system. Therefore, going to rehab is a good long-term strategy if you are trying to help a current case and avoid future ones.

If you have a problem with drugs or alcohol, rehab can be helpful regardless of how it may help your legal status. However, if you have been charged with a crime, seeking rehab is a great way to show remorse and possible get off without having to spend time in jail or prison.

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