In order for the courts to deal with root causes of crimes, usually drug and alcohol usage, and lessen the impact of drug and or/alcohol use on the level of crime, the Franklin County Common Pleas Court instituted a drug court called TIES (Treatment is Essential to Success) program. Because not all charges qualify, to be eligible to participate in TIES, the Defendant must meet the following requirements:
TIES is an alternative to jail time penalties for dependent offenders. If the Defendant qualifies, he or she may be able to attend TIES, a program of three twelve-week Phases designed to help make healthy lifestyle choices. The interaction with the Court is lessened through the Phases. Most participants will complete the TIES program in eighteen-weeks. If the participate effectively completes the TIES program, the charges may be dropped or even reduced. For more information regarding the TIES program, visit this link http://www.fccourts.org/gen/WebFront.nsf/wp/E83AB884D5182D1385257507005DBE47?opendocument or contact our offices for a consultation. Entry into a TIES program, or similar, is a privilege not a right and therefore not all drug/alcohol related offenses qualify. Please contact our firm for more information.
Sunni DiNicola is an Associate at Lardiere McNair, LLC. To read more about our firm, please visit www.lmcounsel.com.
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