Drug Court

Drug Crime Defense Lawyer in St. Petersburg

  • Generally

For some clients, acceptance into a drug court program presents the best option for resolving their case. Pinellas and Hillsborough counties offer outstanding drug court programs, with exceptionally skilled evaluators and treatment providers. Attorney Donald J. Kilfin has practiced in drug courts in St. Petersburg and the surrounding communities for years. He is very familiar with what programs are available to achieve a successful resolution of the criminal case, and provide the accused person with the tools he or she needs to overcome his or her addictions and begin a life of sober living.

The philosophy in drug court is somewhat different from other felony divisions; the focus is on education and rehabilitation as opposed to punitive sanctions. There are certain types of offenses that will preclude admission into a drug court program but, if the person is accepted, there are a lot opportunities available.

In many instances, a diversion program is available and where it is not, a withhold of adjudication usually is. In either instance, the accused person is required to undergo a substance abuse evaluation and complete any recommended treatment. Often, treatment is done on an outpatient basis but for some, a more intensive in-patient program may be appropriate (and therefore required). If successfully completed, the client may be in a position to seal or expunge his or her record.

For those that are willing to put forth the effort, and have a genuine desire to live free from the chains of addiction, Tampa Bay drug courts offer some very viable options. Attorney Donald Kilfin has had numerous clients successfully complete these drug court programs, break from their debilitating addictions, and never look back. These programs do work.

  • Resources

The following is a list of articles, webistes and contact information pertaining to drug and alcohol related offenses and to the various drug court programs in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties, including treatment providers:

  • Articles
  1. HG.Org: St. Petersburg Drug Crimes Attorney
  2. HG.Org: St. Petersburg DUI Attorney
  • Webites
  1. Sixth Judical Circuit (Pinellas County): Drug Court Program
  2. Thirteenth Judicial Circuit (Hillsborough County): Drug Court Programs
  3. Solutions Behavioral Healthcare Consultants (Pinellas)
  4. Center for Rational Living (Pinellas and Hillsborough locations)
  5. DACCO (Hillsborough)
  • Contacts​
  1. Adminsitrative Offices of the Courts, Adult Drug Court Program, 14250 49th Street North, Room 4D, Clearwater, FL 33762 ((727)-453-7401);
  2. Pinellas County Veteran's Treatment Court, 14250 49th Stree North, Clearwater, FL 33762 ((727) 453-7491)

If you have been arrested for a drug offense in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, New Port Richey, Dade City, or Bradenton, contact The Kilfin Law Firm, P.C. for a more in-depth discussion of drug court, its various programs, and whether this may be an option for you.