First offender drug probation is a sentencing option available to those accused of certain drug crimes in Illinois. In Illinois, a person can receive drug probation for Marijuana Possession, Controlled Substance Possession, and Methamphetamine Possession under certain circumstances.
First offender drug probation lasts for 24 months. During that time, the individual is required to submit to three drug tests, perform 30 hours of community service, and not possess a firearm. In addition, the probationer is required to pay all of the mandatory fines and costs related to their case. However, unlike TASC probation, a person who receives drug probation does not have a conviction entered against them. Instead, when the probation is successfully completed, the case is dismissed. The arrest may then be expunged after a number of years.
If you believe that you may be eligible for first offender drug probation in Springfield, Illinois, contact our criminal defense lawyers at (217) 414-8889 for a free and confidential initial consultation.