Program Sends Drug Offenders to Rehab Instead of Prison

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Joslyn Law Firm principal Brian Joslyn was featured on NBC 4 to discuss his thoughts on a docket program designed to stop mandatory sentencing for drug offenders. The program takes non-violent drug offenders out of prison and puts them into diversion programs that offer things like drug rehabilitation and treatment.

With prison populations swelling beyond capacity, some jurisdictions are turning to alternative methods to reduce the number of people put behind bars. The docket program in Franklin County gives those that have committed non-violent offenses a chance to avoid prison since they pose little danger to society.

Prosecutors argue that the program may make it more difficult to get criminals to cooperate in investigations and hand over information that could lead to other arrests. 

Joslyn, however,  takes issue with mandatory sentencing for non-violent drug offenders as it can punish first time offenders to years in prison and clogs the system. Joslyn, expressed to NBC 4 that he believes drug rehabilitation is a better resolution for all parties involved. You can see the entire feature and interview ith Mr. Joslyn below.

If you have been arrested or are being investigated for a drug offense and are looking for an experienced attorney, reach out to Joslyn Law Firm at (614) 444-1900. We are experienced in all areas of criminal defense and will do whatever we can to help you and your family. Joslyn Law Firm will explore all available options including petitioning for drug rehabilitation instead of prison if you are eligible. 

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