It’s unfortunately all too common for individuals who struggle with substance abuse to find themselves facing legal trouble. Addiction has a way of taking hold in the mind and leading an individual to act in ways that their sober self would avoid. They may begin to do things that are unsafe and illegal so that they can continue to engage in their drug or alcohol habit. This may include driving while intoxicated, purchasing illicit substances, stealing money or valuables, acting violently or engaging in other risky behaviors while high or drunk. While they may get away with these actions a few times, many substance abusers are eventually apprehended by law enforcement and end up facing court sentences of varying degrees of severity, including the possibility of time in prison or jail.
In many of these cases, it is possible to show the court that there is an intention to seek rehabilitation in exchange for an alternative or lesser sentence. Sometimes, offering a comprehensive treatment plan can help avoid prison or jail time altogether, or can be combined with a fine or community service hours. This can be an ideal option for individuals who genuinely want to heal but who would face a delay in receiving treatment if they were unable to secure alternative sentencing.
The court system can be difficult to navigate without experience or preparation. Working with a professional service like Hired Power can better your chances of getting treatment at this crucial juncture in recovery. We are here to help you or your loved one work toward an alternative sentence, which may be your best option to get the help you need instead of ending up serving time in prison or jail and facing other restrictive consequences.
Alternative sentencing is an option provided in court that allows defendants who meet certain criteria the chance to seek rehabilitation instead of incarceration. Alternative sentencing comes in many different forms but may include addiction treatment, restitution or fines and community service in lieu of prison or jail time, allowing defendants to get their lives back on track and make a positive change. To qualify for alternative sentencing, clients facing criminal charges must fulfill certain requirements and convince a judge that they would be a good candidate, and that’s where Hired Power’s Alternative Sentencing Service comes in.
Hired Power’s professional Alternative Sentencing Service is a supplemental service provided by our case management team that helps clients secure alternative sentencing. It includes an intake assessment, evaluation and written court report that recommends a treatment plan in place of prison or jail time. This service can be provided in support of or in addition to our other recovery programs and services, and is offered on a one-on-one basis to support each unique client and their family.
To help clients obtain alternative sentencing, our written court report and recommendations can be submitted in the way that is most beneficial. It can either be provided to a legal team, or one of our trained professionals can personally submit the report to the court and provide direct safe passage to a designated treatment center. It has been our professional experience that the latter method is often the first choice of the court, since providing the direct safe passage to a treatment center ensures the court of a client’s good intentions and commitment to recovery and relapse prevention.
At Hired Power, our case management and alternative sentencing team includes trained professionals with many years of experience in securing alternative sentencing and overseeing clients and their treatment plan. We are equipped to help with a range of legal situations related to substance abuse, including but not limited to:
When you choose our Alternative Sentencing Service, you will first work with your case manager and a certified criminal justice addiction professional. These team members will perform a complete evaluation of your health, legal situation, family concerns and treatment needs. Based on this evaluation, we will create a detailed care plan that is used as a written report in court to show that you are serious about seeking treatment. This plan will be customized to your needs and will include admission to a legitimate, high-quality treatment center in your area. We will also assist in optimizing the report for your legal situation to present your case to the court with your best foot forward. Our primary concern is to provide appropriate treatment recommendations for the client and to provide accountability to the courts, which ensures a successful recovery as well as successful alternative sentencing.
Clients and families with legal issues related to their substance abuse and addiction can benefit from the Alternative Sentencing Service at Hired Power. Alternative sentencing can be especially beneficial when the legal issues may result in prison or jail time as a consequence. Unfortunately, incarceration can exacerbate addiction issues by preventing individuals from getting high-quality treatment and exposing them to others who are caught up in the cycle of substance abuse. Through our Alternative Sentencing Service, we can help our clients change the course of their lives by enrolling in an effective treatment plan instead of spending time in jail or prison.
Families have also utilized the report-writing aspect of our Alternative Sentencing Services for other legal issues such as child custody cases or financial trust issues. At Hired Power, we know that struggling with addiction brings feelings of hopelessness and powerlessness that are only worsened in the face of difficult legal situations. We offer our Alternative Sentencing Services because we know that navigating your legal options alone is overwhelming. We are here to show you that your legal troubles do not need to end badly — we can work with you to change your sentence or outcome so that you get the treatment you need to achieve lasting recovery and get your life back on track.
If you believe that you or your loved one may benefit from our Alternative Sentencing Services, please do not hesitate to give us a call. We are able to work with clients who are local to the Huntington Beach and Orange County, California area, as well as remote clients from across the country. Our helpful staff members are always available to schedule a consultation and put you in touch with the right team members and services for your needs.
Our Alternative Sentencing Services also include the construction of a highly-individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. It is essential to show the court that you are dedicated to getting treatment that will be effective for you, and we take this mission very seriously. We do not send our clients to any treatment center that happens to be available — we look into their health, history and experiences to find a program that will work for them. We also make sure that our clients obtain admission to the recommended program and that they have safe passage from their court appointment or home to the treatment center.
Hired Power’s commitment to our clients and their families does not end in court or with safe passage to a treatment program. We also provide a complete range of long-term aftercare and recovery services, including Personal Recovery Assistants, Recovery Care Management and a Monitoring Program. These services are designed to assist with transitions to and from treatment, to help clients as they adjust to a sober lifestyle and to provide ongoing support in recovery through vulnerable or challenging times.
Learn more about our full spectrum recovery care management services and find out how we can help you or your loved one navigate recovery from substance abuse and addiction. Call us today at 800-910-9299 or contact us online by submitting the form below.
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