We have worked with numerous clients over the years with serious problems with alcohol and drugs. Oftentimes, a concerned family member will ask us about making treatment or rehab part of a plea negotiation with the District Attorney.
However, our jobs as criminal defense attorneys is to do everything that we can to get our client’s case dismissed if at all possible, not to recommend additional conditions of probation, such as drug or alcohol treatment, even if it might help them in the long run. Having said that, if a client recognizes themselves that they have a problem with addiction, seeking treatment for it not only can help them overcome their issues and put them on the road to recovery, it can also help us to work out a much better resolution of their criminal charges with the District Attorney.
At Hinzman & Flory, we have years of experience working with clients with addiction problems to help them find the appropriate treatment options, and have developed relationships with different rehabilitation facilities in the North Texas area.
It is common for addicts to provide excuses to rationalize their behavior. Having an attorney who will them what they need to hear – not what they want to hear, and who can explain to them the severe consequences of the criminal charges they are facing, can sometimes be enough for them to finally honestly address their addiction and seek treatment and help.