If you are ineligible for Deferred Entry of Judgement, you may still qualify for Proposition 36. Proposition 36 participants enter a guilty plea, are sentenced, and placed on formal probation with all of the normal probationary terms, including search and seizure, fines, drug offender registration.
Offenders participating in Proposition 36 are also ordered to enroll in and complete drug counseling. Drug counseling can last up to twelve months followed by up to six months of aftercare. If you do not comply with the terms of your Proposition 36 probation, you can be sentenced to jail or prison just as if Proposition 36 didn't exist.
If you successfully complete Prop 36 counseling, the Court may be willing to suspend some of your remaining fees and fines. Once paid in full, you may request to have your Probation terminated and your case dismissed.
For more information about Proposition 36, contact our office at (209) 385-7692.