How Alternative Sentencing Can Be Beneficial
Many states in the U.S. are harsh on drug offenders. However, Florida has a particular reputation for its toughness. Mandatory minimums are uniform throughout Florida; however some counties offer sentencing alternatives. That is why you and your family need experienced trial attorneys like those found in The Rudman Law Group.
Although there is more and more recognition for the need for sentencing alternatives, not every defendant is eligible. Therefore, at The Rudman Law Group we provide aggressive representation for those dealing with addiction and mental health issues.
At The Rudman Law Group — advocates for those with addiction and mental illness — we help individuals and their loved ones explore alternative sentencing options. From our Boca Raton office, we help people across Florida with legal defense, treatment plans and more.
Understanding Alternative Sentencing
Typically, if you are charged with a felony in the state of Florida, your crime carries a level and a degree. A degree relates to the maximum penalty, while a level indicates how many points are put on a “score sheet.” If the score exceeds a certain amount (44 points), judges don’t have a choice but to proceed with a state prison sentence.
However, some counties allow alternative sentencing for first-time offenders and nonviolent offenders. But, not every first-time or nonviolent offender is eligible. That is why you and your family members need knowledgeable, aggressive representation from The Rudman Law Group to protect your rights.
Alternative sentencing may take the form of:
- Treatment programs
- Drug court
- Community service
- Educational courses
Our attorneys and professionals go out of their way to find sentences that are an alternative to incarceration. We work to find and show the root cause of the addiction and mental illness, and we legally demonstrate plans for rehabilitation and treatment. We work with both insiders and outsiders to create a comprehensive plan that is tailored to your situation and your circumstances.
Our goal isn’t just to help you beat a criminal charge. We want to set up our clients for long-term success, by providing treatment that works.
Call Us Today To See How We Can Help
Our lawyers and trained professionals represent individuals and their loved ones throughout Florida. To discuss our processes, or how we can help, give us a call at 561-367-2542, or use the contact form.