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People come to treatment for a lot of reasons, and more often than not, with a lot of problems. One of the most common is legal troubles. This is especially true in California, where progressive legislature allows “diversion” towards treatment for non-violent offenders suffering from mental health or substance issues. We believe that a good treatment center should not only help you to straighten out your life emotionally and physically, but also make sure that you leave with the best possible circumstances for long-term success. That’s why Clear offers specific legal coordination services to make sure you stand the best chance at overcoming your legal issues.
California is home to some of the most progressive diversion, or alternative sentencing laws in the country. After the passing of Proposition 47, which allowed a “Deferred Entry of Judgement (DEJ)” for drug-related cases, and Senate Bill 666, which offered the same to individuals suffering from issues of mental health, Californians have been able to seek meaningful treatment in lieu of traditional punitive measures. In practice, this often looks like court-mandated attendance to a recovery program with a dismissal of proposed charges upon completion. Clear Recovery Center has worked closely with many court mandated clients to ensure successful rehabilitation and mitigation of outstanding legal matters.
Types of Drug Charges
The consequences of being charged with either Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) can have a long impact on an individual, whether they are an adolescent or an adult. If convicted, drivers often have to serve jail sentences, pay substantial fines or have their driver’s licenses suspended. The BAC (blood-alcohol content) for conviction varies from state to state.
Under the Controlled Substances Act, nearly all illicit drugs, which are often referred to as narcotics, are deemed illegal to possess or distribute. Some of the most common are drugs like heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, hallucinogens, and depending on the state, marijuana. However, not all controlled substances are illegal provided you have obtained them properly. This is the case with many prescription opiates and benzodiazepines, which have a high potential for abuse. Simple possession cases are often eligible for diversion in the State of California.
The difference between simple possession and intent to distribute is generally determined by the amount as well as paraphernalia confiscated during the arrest. Intent to distribute or trafficking charges carry a much stricter punishment, especially when coupled with prior convictions.
Support With Legal Matters
Our team can offer a number of services to help facilitate the successful completion of legal matters. Whether that be updates and progress reports to probation officers, attorney court letters or in-person court testimonials, our team is here to help you or your loved one succeed when it comes to legal issues.
In addition to being in-network with Anthem, Magellan and MHN, Clear Recovery Center accepts many PPO healthplans.
Your recovery. Our philosophy. At Clear Recovery Center, our expert clinical team is here to help you achieve lasting, sustainable recovery from mental health and addiction.
Manhattan Beach Location
515 N Sepulveda Blvd Suite B
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
18123 Prairie Avenue
Torrance CA 90504
Tuesday : 9AM–8PM
Wednesday : 9AM–8:30PM
Thursday : 9AM–8PM
Friday : 9AM–8PM
Saturday : 9AM–6PM
Sunday : Closed