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Deferred Prosecution Assessments in Seattle, WA

Deferred prosecution can help you avoid serious legal issues and get your life back on track. We offer deferred prosecution assessments to begin the process. Island Assessment and Counseling offers deferred prosecution assessments for the residents of Seattle, Bellevue, Issaquah and the surrounding areas of Washington State.

What are Deferred Prosecution Assessments?

Deferred prosecution is a legal process by which a person can avoid prosecution in cases involving drugs and alcohol and mental health issues. Based on the outcome of the assessment, the court may require you to attend a court-mandated program for alcohol or drug use. If the assessment indicates that you have a mental health issue, the court may require you to complete treatment for the issue. If you fail to complete any of the programs required by the court, the prosecution will proceed, and you may face fines and jail time.

Benefits of a Deferred Prosecution Assessment

Deferred prosecution assessments get you the help you may need for your alcoholism, drug addiction, and mental health condition. It also helps you avoid certain legal consequences if you successfully complete the required program.

How Do Deferred Prosecution Assessments Work?

The goal of a deferred prosecution assessment is to determine if mental health issues, abuse, or addiction is the underlying cause of your illegal behavior. Our counselor completes an assessment and then reports the findings back to the court. From there, the court then determines if deferred prosecution is appropriate for your case. You may be required to attend a court-mandated program for alcohol and drug use.

Who Can Benefit from Deferred Prosecution Assessments?

Anyone who is facing a charge related to alcohol or drugs may benefit from a deferred prosecution assessment. The assessment not only helps you minimize the legal implications of your charges but also gets you the help you may need to deal with your addiction and mental health conditions.

What are the Signs that Someone Needs a Deferred Prosecution Assessment?

If someone is facing prosecution for an alcohol or drug-related charge, the court may require a deferred prosecution assessment.

What Happens During the Deferred Prosecution Assessment?

You will meet with a certified counselor to complete the assessment tool for deferred prosecution. You should be open and honest during the process as this is the best way to help your case. The assessment may result in your mandatory attendance at one of our programs for alcohol and drug use.

How Much Do Deferred Prosecution Assessments Cost in Seattle?

Deferred prosecution assessments are related to legal issues, so insurance may not cover the cost. We accept cash or credit cards. If you need help with your out-of-pocket expenses, we offer in-house payment plans.

Why Choose Island Assessment and Counseling for Deferred Prosecution Assessments

Island Assessment and Counseling offers addicts:

  • More than 22 years’ experience
  • State-approved facility for holistically-based programs
  • Staff includes Certified Counselors, Licensed Counselors, and Chemical Dependency Counselors
  • Evidence-based practices, such as 12-step, motivational and cognitive behavioral therapy

Are you facing legal issues related to alcohol or drug use? If so, we recommend that you learn more about our deferred prosecution assessments. Island Assessment and Counseling, conveniently located in Seattle and Oak Harbor, is a highly-rated counseling center serving the residents of Washington State. Our evidence-based programs help those who need rehab, dual diagnosis treatment and addiction treatment programs. We also offer deferred prosecution assessments. Please contact us today to find out more about how we can help you.


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