What we offer your loved one who is facing legal issues due to addiction.

What we offer your loved one who is facing legal issues due to addiction..

The process from beginning to the end with the offender:

THE PROCESS OF EVENTS FOR THE OFFENDER INCARCERATED AND WHAT WE OFFER:

• Review inmates immediate needs to see if they meet protocol for our services

• Submit a pre-screening application for services to the jail

• Upon receipt we schedule a phone screen to ensure the inmate is willing to change, ( not jusy because they are locked up.

• Once we feel certain the inmate is a good fit we then contact the family .

• We contact the defense attorneys office to request a motion for expedited bond modification.

• We attempt to communicate with the D.A/Solicitors office to see if they are on the same page or in opposition with our clinical recommendation for the inmate needing pre-trial release for the sole purpose of getting well so this doesn’t continue and become a way of life for the inmate. ( some people become institutionalized and are not even aware.

• Once we have this in place we are at the mercy of the DA’s office and the Court system to get us before a General Sessions/Superior Court Judge to request a PR bond/Bond Reduction for the purpose of going into a program of recovery which most likely caused the inmate to commit the alleged crime.

• Once we have a date on the docket we travel and present all the findings on a clinical basis and mitigating factors as to why the inmate should be allowed to be released for said reasons.

• Once permitted the Judge will sign off on this and our staff will schedule a pick up time with the jail sgt, to get the inmate and transport them to the location of treatment.

• We are very involved from this point forward however we do not try and step on the toes of those whom run the facility. We are basically on-call as a case manager. Keeping ongoing lines of communication open between us and the newly established client in the “ free world”. 

• At the time the courts make a decision a new court date will be assigned, we communicate with the defense team and DA office as well as the treatment provider to ensure the client is actively pursuing recovery and more than likely cases can be pushed out up to 1 yr after pre-trial release. The longer the better, this gives some high profile drug cases in small towns time for the “ dust to settle” if you will and also gives the offender time to rehabilitate themselves so THE PROCESS OF EVENTS FOR THE OFFENDER INCARCERATED AND WHAT WE OFFER:

• Review inmates immediate needs to see if they meet protocol for our services

• Submit a pre-screening application for services to the jail

• Upon receipt we schedule a phone screen to ensure the inmate is willing to change, ( not jusy because they are locked up.

• Once we feel certain the inmate is a good fit we then contact the family .

• We contact the defense attorneys office to request a motion for expedited bond modification.

• We attempt to communicate with the D.A/Solicitors office to see if they are on the same page or in opposition with our clinical recommendation for the inmate needing pre-trial release for the sole purpose of getting well so this doesn’t continue and become a way of life for the inmate. ( some people become institutionalized and are not even aware.

• Once we have this in place we are at the mercy of the DA’s office and the Court system to get us before a General Sessions/Superior Court Judge to request a PR bond/Bond Reduction for the purpose of going into a program of recovery which most likely caused the inmate to commit the alleged crime.

• Once we have a date on the docket we travel and present all the findings on a clinical basis and mitigating factors as to why the inmate should be allowed to be released for said reasons.

• Once permitted the Judge will sign off on this and our staff will schedule a pick up time with the jail sgt, to get the inmate and transport them to the location of treatment.

• We are very involved from this point forward however we do not try and step on the toes of those whom run the facility. We are basically on-call as a case manager. Keeping ongoing lines of communication open between us and the newly established client in the “ free world”.

• At the time the courts make a decision a new court date will be assigned, we communicate with the defense team and DA office as well as the treatment provider to ensure the client is actively pursuing recovery and more than likely cases can be pushed out up to 1 yr after pre-trial release. The longer the better, this gives some high profile drug cases in small towns time for the “ dust to settle” if you will and also gives the offender time to rehabilitate themselves so when the day does come for the client to be in court, we will have multiple mitigating factors as to why these charges should be lessened/dropped and a lesser sentence imposed.

• After the final court date we begin to slowly remove our self from the clients daily affairs, for by this time they should be well established in their recovery and on the road to a happy, sober, productive way of life, as well as a asset to society rather than a burden or criminal.

• In most felony cases some probation is imposed at sentencing, this should not be any big deal if the client remains clean, sober and compliant with the rules laid out by the Department of Probation, Parole and Pardons. Basically be where you are supposed to be, doing what you are supposed to be doing, and with whom you should be doing it with. Its that simple. Yet the addicted mind tends to complicate, over analyse the terms and gets engulfed in fear, fails to utilize the tools given and ends up resorting back to the old way of coping and ends up high again….and we all know from this point the places the client will end up. Jails, institutions, detox facilities and so on . RECOVERY MUST BE THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN THEIR DAILY LIVES. FOR WITHOUT RECOVERY THERE IS NO FAMILY, FRIENDS, JOB, OR FREEDOM. RECOVERY IS A LIFE LONG PROCESS. YOU ARE NOT CURED ONCE YOU GRADUATE FROM A REHAB PROGRAM. ITS A DISEASE, READY TO FLARE UP JUST WHEN THE ENVIRONMENT IS CONDUCIVE.

• Alas. You and the family should continue doing all you’ve been taught over the last 6 months-up to 1 year and all should go well. Should the client have any unexpected related issues pertaining to the case of which we were actively involved with by all means feel free to contact us with any concerns, or questions and we will do our best to help.

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Some facts to ponder:

“About 90 percent of inmates are drug- or alcohol-addicted, according to jail officials. More than 6,000 of them come through the doors at the jail every year, according to the sheriff, with a historically high rate of recidivism. The goal of the ALTERNATIVE SENTENCING programs, he said, was to create safer communities and reduce the rate of recidivism.

 The end result depends on the addict and their willingness to change!

We Promise this for you once you have become willing to go to

………..ANY LENGTH FOR VICTORY OVER YOUR ADDICTION/ALCOHOLISM

If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through. We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace. No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others. That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear. We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows. Self-seeking will slip away. Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change. Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us. We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us. We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves. Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are being fulfilled among us—sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them.

AA THE PROMISES

all throughout our daily affairs

WHAT DO WHEN……

As we go through the day we pause, when agitated or doubtful, and ask for the right thought or action. We constantly remind ourselves we are no longer running the show, humbly saying to ourselves many times each day “Thy will be done.” We are then in much less danger of excitement, fear, anger, worry, self-pity, or foolish decisions. We become much more efficient. We do not tire so easily, for we are not burning up energy foolishly as we did when we were trying to arrange life to suit ourselves. It works-it really does.

 

What we offer your loved one who is facing legal issues due to addiction.

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The process from beginning to the end with the offender:

THE PROCESS OF EVENTS FOR THE OFFENDER INCARCERATED AND WHAT WE OFFER:

• Review inmates immediate needs to see if they meet protocol for our services

• Submit a pre-screening application for services to the jail

• Upon receipt we schedule a phone screen to ensure the inmate is willing to change, ( not jusy because they are locked up.

• Once we feel certain the inmate is a good fit we then contact the family .

• We contact the defense attorneys office to request a motion for expedited bond modification.

• We attempt to communicate with the D.A/Solicitors office to see if they are on the same page or in opposition with our clinical recommendation for the inmate needing pre-trial release for the sole purpose of getting well so this doesn’t continue and become a way of life for the inmate. ( some people become institutionalized and are not even aware.

• Once we have this in place we are at the mercy of the DA’s office and the Court system to get us before a General Sessions/Superior Court Judge to request a PR bond/Bond Reduction for the purpose of going into a program of recovery which most likely caused the inmate to commit the alleged crime.

• Once we have a date on the docket we travel and present all the findings on a clinical basis and mitigating factors as to why the inmate should be allowed to be released for said reasons.

• Once permitted the Judge will sign off on this and our staff will schedule a pick up time with the jail sgt, to get the inmate and transport them to the location of treatment.

 

• We are very involved from this point forward however we do not try and step on the toes of those whom run the facility. We are basically on-call as a case manager. Keeping ongoing lines of communication open between us and the newly established client in the “ free world”. 

• At the time the courts make a decision a new court date will be assigned, we communicate with the defense team and DA office as well as the treatment provider to ensure the client is actively pursuing recovery and more than likely cases can be pushed out up to 1 yr after pre-trial release. The longer the better, this gives some high profile drug cases in small towns time for the “ dust to settle” if you will and also gives the offender time to rehabilitate themselves so THE PROCESS OF EVENTS FOR THE OFFENDER INCARCERATED AND WHAT WE OFFER:

• Review inmates immediate needs to see if they meet protocol for our services

• Submit a pre-screening application for services to the jail

• Upon receipt we schedule a phone screen to ensure the inmate is willing to change, ( not jusy because they are locked up.

• Once we feel certain the inmate is a good fit we then contact the family .

• We contact the defense attorneys office to request a motion for expedited bond modification.

• We attempt to communicate with the D.A/Solicitors office to see if they are on the same page or in opposition with our clinical recommendation for the inmate needing pre-trial release for the sole purpose of getting well so this doesn’t continue and become a way of life for the inmate. ( some people become institutionalized and are not even aware.

• Once we have this in place we are at the mercy of the DA’s office and the Court system to get us before a General Sessions/Superior Court Judge to request a PR bond/Bond Reduction for the purpose of going into a program of recovery which most likely caused the inmate to commit the alleged crime.

• Once we have a date on the docket we travel and present all the findings on a clinical basis and mitigating factors as to why the inmate should be allowed to be released for said reasons.

• Once permitted the Judge will sign off on this and our staff will schedule a pick up time with the jail sgt, to get the inmate and transport them to the location of treatment.

• We are very involved from this point forward however we do not try and step on the toes of those whom run the facility. We are basically on-call as a case manager. Keeping ongoing lines of communication open between us and the newly established client in the “ free world”.

• At the time the courts make a decision a new court date will be assigned, we communicate with the defense team and DA office as well as the treatment provider to ensure the client is actively pursuing recovery and more than likely cases can be pushed out up to 1 yr after pre-trial release. The longer the better, this gives some high profile drug cases in small towns time for the “ dust to settle” if you will and also gives the offender time to rehabilitate themselves so when the day does come for the client to be in court, we will have multiple mitigating factors as to why these charges should be lessened/dropped and a lesser sentence imposed.

• After the final court date we begin to slowly remove our self from the clients daily affairs, for by this time they should be well established in their recovery and on the road to a happy, sober, productive way of life, as well as a asset to society rather than a burden or criminal.

• In most felony cases some probation is imposed at sentencing, this should not be any big deal if the client remains clean, sober and compliant with the rules laid out by the Department of Probation, Parole and Pardons. Basically be where you are supposed to be, doing what you are supposed to be doing, and with whom you should be doing it with. Its that simple. Yet the addicted mind tends to complicate, over analyse the terms and gets engulfed in fear, fails to utilize the tools given and ends up resorting back to the old way of coping and ends up high again….and we all know from this point the places the client will end up. Jails, institutions, detox facilities and so on . RECOVERY MUST BE THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN THEIR DAILY LIVES. FOR WITHOUT RECOVERY THERE IS NO FAMILY, FRIENDS, JOB, OR FREEDOM. RECOVERY IS A LIFE LONG PROCESS. YOU ARE NOT CURED ONCE YOU GRADUATE FROM A REHAB PROGRAM. ITS A DISEASE, READY TO FLARE UP JUST WHEN THE ENVIRONMENT IS CONDUCIVE.

• Alas. You and the family should continue doing all you’ve been taught over the last 6 months-up to 1 year and all should go well. Should the client have any unexpected related issues pertaining to the case of which we were actively involved with by all means feel free to contact us with any concerns, or questions and we will do our best to help.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

Some facts to ponder:

“About 90 percent of inmates are drug- or alcohol-addicted, according to jail officials. More than 6,000 of them come through the doors at the jail every year, according to the sheriff, with a historically high rate of recidivism. The goal of the ALTERNATIVE SENTENCING programs, he said, was to create safer communities and reduce the rate of recidivism.

 

 The end result depends on the addict and their willingness to change!

We Promise this for you once you have become willing to go to

………..ANY LENGTH FOR VICTORY OVER YOUR ADDICTION/ALCOHOLISM

If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through. We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace. No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others. That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear. We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows. Self-seeking will slip away. Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change. Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us. We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us. We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves. Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are being fulfilled among us—sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them.

AA THE PROMISES

all throughout our daily affairs

WHAT DO WHEN……

As we go through the day we pause, when agitated or doubtful, and ask for the right thought or action. We constantly remind ourselves we are no longer running the show, humbly saying to ourselves many times each day “Thy will be done.” We are then in much less danger of excitement, fear, anger, worry, self-pity, or foolish decisions. We become much more efficient. We do not tire so easily, for we are not burning up energy foolishly as we did when we were trying to arrange life to suit ourselves. It works-it really does.

 

 

 

Alternatives to your loved one sitting in jail awaiting court date.

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Coastal Wellness & Sentencing Consultants ( 866) 981.2622 ext 0. offers a valuable service to assist in crime reduction and advocate for the prospective client. We gladly accept those who truly need to be rehabilitated vs. incarcerated for  those who mostly get charged for substance abuse induced crimes …..

Recent developments in criminal justice indicate the emergence of a national movement in favor of treating, rather than incarcerating, non-violent drug possession offenders. These developments include drug courts, local policies which favor rehab, and statewide ballot initiatives that divert non-violent drug offenders to rehab instead of incarceration. 
Public health approaches towards drug offenders have gained national attention and public support. In a recent survey sponsored by the Open Society Institute, “Changing Attitudes Towards the Criminal Justice System,” 63% of Americans considers drug abuse a problem that should be addressed primarily through counseling and rehab, rather than the criminal justice system. 
Many men & women come to us facing legal consequences for their behavior while using alcohol and or drugs. We are well prepared to act as court liaisons/judicial advocates to follow any protocol that the courts deem necessary to satisfy a condition set forth by the courts and or probation departments etc. 
Defense Attorneys – We have experience that will help you formulate a strategy that will enable you to provide an adequate defense to present to prosecuting attorneys and or probation departments. We do provide acceptance letters when admission requirements are met. 
Judges – We offer a solution that addresses the primary reason many of these men stand before you. Our recovery resources are  prepared to follow any protocol set forth by the courts. 
Probation Departments – Many men who have been placed under supervision cannot stay clean and are facing revocation as a result. We are prepared to follow any protocol set forth by probation departments i.e. UA’s, progress reports etc. 

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Does my addicted loved one need jail?

County detention centers are over populated and court dockets are full. 90% of offenders who are in county detention centers are those who have a chance to be rehabilitated, yet cannot afford the high bond placed on them by the court system to match their alleged charge. If you have a loved one in a county jail who has a history of addiction to drugs or alcohol, they need help not jail time, Initially sometimes for first time offenders, jail can  help short term as a scare tactic to possibly motivate the addict to get on the straight and narrow and seek a solution for their addiction .But you may ask, “ What about my son or daughter who has been involved in the system for years, in and out of prison, swearing off to never use drugs again upon their release only to find them days or weeks later high once again. This means something. Prison didn’t work. Prison only separates the addicted from their drug by concrete walls. There is some superficial change that sometimes occurs, however its usually very short lived. If prison didn’t work the first, second or third time, who’s  to say it will work again? The chances are slim. Rehabilitation must occur and it starts with the addict being granted the gift of desperation, accompanied by a sincere desire to change. The family can want it for the addict but if they do not want help, Let Go until its their time to recover!

 

 

There are Alternatives to jail and prison for the addicted offender. We can HELP!!

Many people are sentenced to jail – however, a great number of these people never step one foot into a jail cell. There are laws that allow for defendants to complete their jail time in alternative programs. Criminal defense attorneys, by necessity, have to become experts in finding alternatives to incarceration. Many clients are business people and / or have families and other serious commitments, and cannot afford to be taken into custody. Our office works hard to explore and use every possible alternative for them, thus often avoiding actual jail time. The following are a list of alternatives to being incarcerated or taken into custody.

Home Electronic Confinement – Home electronic confinement can be arranged by either the probation department or a private company. This type of sentencing requires a person to remain at home, but at the same time, allows you to continue the activities which are necessary to your well-being and existence (such as attending work, school, Dr. appointments, attorney, court or DMV appearances, shop for necessities, care for your children and / or provide necessary care for a loved one who may be ill or otherwise unable to care for themselves). There is usually a nominal cost that is associated with the program.

Community Service Work – Each court has a separate office responsible for assigning community service work to individuals who are approved by the prosecutor and judge to perform duties to assist various organizations within the community (in lieu of jail time). 8 hours of community service basically converts to 1 hour of jail time. This is an excellent alternative, as some defendant’s believe that their community service work is much more needed and worthwhile to the community, rather than simply sitting behind bars in jail. Private Jail / Work Furlough – In some instances, where the judge requires that you serve actual jail time, many people choose to serve their sentence in a private jail facility. This alternative can be somewhat costly, however, in a private jail, there are many instances where you can get work furlough privileges. Work furlough privileges means that during the day you are allowed to go out and work at your regular job and after work, you are required to spend the remainder of the evening back in the private jail. While you do remain incarcerated, this option does allow you to still keep your job.

Sober Living Programs – Some clients that are convicted and sentenced to jail time as a result of a drug or alcohol related charge want to be productive in the time that they spend while incarcerated. County jail does not afford very many programs that assist individuals in becoming sober or help with a drug related problem. As an alternative, drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs can be another option.

These programs are allowed by law to credit, day for day for time spent in the program. The individual in this program is required to spend their evenings and stay in the program, which does include regular drug and alcohol testing as well as other types of monitoring to ensure you are in fact complying with the program requirements. However, in some programs, you are allowed to go out and work during the day at your regular job as a part of your rehabilitation, providing of course, that you remain in and comply with the program’s requirement

Let us help you get what sentence you or your loved one deserves.

We are a team of recovering individuals which consist of clinicians, recovery coaches, Paralegals, and we have a (on-call) consulting Psychiatrist and Criminal Attorney should they be needed for consult.

Give us a call today.

843.504.9067

E: bnfl.nc@gmail.com

On call staff: 910.665.9812

 

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