Using Specialty Courts To Help You Avoid Incarceration

One of the biggest worries individuals charged with a crime have is the possibility of a prolonged jail sentence. In Wisconsin, the development of specialty courts can allow individuals who are facing criminal charges to explore alternative resolutions to jail time.

Specialty courts, including drug treatment courts, alcohol treatment courts and veterans courts, are designed to focus on the needs of a particular population's unique situations. Their goal is to help people get the assistance they need to address their problems and avoid incarceration.

At the Law Office of Stephen M. Govin, LLC, Mr. Govin understands how important it is for his clients to stay out of jail. He has worked extensively in specialty courts, seeking creative solutions that protect your rights, your freedom and your future.

Attorney Stephen M. Govin pursues every possible solution, including deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs), that keeps his clients out of jail. Contact him at 414-395-5620 to discuss your case with him today. He serves clients in the Milwaukee metro area and throughout Wisconsin.

Wisconsin's Drug Courts Provide Rehabilitative Resources

Drug courts focus on rehabilitation, not criminal punishment. By making greater use of drug courts, individuals suffering through drug addiction can get the substance abuse treatment they need while being able to keep their daily routines intact.

Eligibility for drug courts varies from county to county. As a general rule, you may be eligible if you meet the following criteria:

  • Are facing felony or misdemeanor drug charges or other charges
  • If your case does not involve the use of a firearm
  • You are a resident of the county in which the drug court or other specialty court is located
  • Are amenable to following the treatment program recommended by the drug court

As an experienced defense lawyer, Stephen M. Govin has worked extensively with clients in specialty courts in Wisconsin. He has a firm understanding of the eligibility requirements and knows how to obtain positive, life-changing outcomes.

Alternatives To Incarceration Are Possible

There are situations where individuals charged with domestic violence may receive a resolution that falls outside the traditional parameters of the criminal justice system. Defendants who agree to counseling, community service or other similar guidelines may receive reduced or dismissed charges.

No matter how serious your charges are, Stephen M. Govin will evaluate all possible options to identify the right course of action for your case. Reaching the best outcome is his priority for every case he takes. Schedule an appointment to speak with him at 414-395-5620 or send his Milwaukee office an email.