Must be currently serving a term of community supervision or be eligible for placement on community supervision.
Must reside in Hutchinson County.
Should not have holds or warrants from other jurisdictions or have other felony cases pending.
Must be physically and mentally capable of participating in the program and meeting its requirements. This requirement will not preclude participation by most dually-diagnosed probationers; rather, those conditions will be accommodated as long as the participant can participate in program.
Must have at least two years remaining on the community supervision sentence, be sentenced to at least a two-year sentence, or be eligible for an extension of the term of community supervision so that at least two years will remain upon Drug Court placement.
Legal offence criteria that disqualify offenders from placement Drug Court:
Violent offenders. Violent offenders are defined as individuals who are (1) charged with or convicted of an offense during the course of which the person carried, possessed, or used a firearm or another dangerous weapon, there occurred the use of force against the person of another, or there occurred the death of, or serious bodily injury to, any person, without regard to whether any of the circumstances described above is an element of the offense or conduct of which or for which the person is charged or convicted; and/or (2) has one or more prior convictions of a felony crime of violence involving the use or attempted use of force against a person with the intent to cause death or serious bodily harm. In addition, offenders committing sexually-based offenses, whether overtly violent or not will not be considered for Drug Court;
Offenders with a prior history of stalking or violation of a protective order charge;
Offenders with a significant history of drug dealing or an offense involving the possession of large amounts of drugs with the intent to deliver, as determined by prosecutors;
Offenders with a history of committing multiple burglary of a habitation offenses which potentially could have led to the harm of residents;
Offenders who are considered to have poor potential to complete the Drug Court program due to contributing factors that make them a high risk to re-offend or relapse, such as proximity to gang activity, ongoing criminal behavior by family members, or suspected drug trafficking;
Offenders with a hold from Immigration and Customs Enforcement;