Client Advanced to Second Phase of the Los Angeles County Sentenced Offender Drug Court (“SODC”) – Originally Facing Approximately Four Years in State Prison!

Our client has recently advanced to the second phase of the Los Angeles County Sentenced Offender Drug Court program!

When our client hired our office he was being charged with violating Penal Code section 21810 (Possession of Metal Knuckles), a felony, and Penal Code section 148(a)(1)(Resisting, Delaying, or Obstructing a Peace Officer), a misdemeanor. Our client was also facing two probation violations for former cases he had pled to.

At the onset, the prosecution wanted our client to serve the time in state prison and our client was facing a maximum confinement time of six years and 364 days for the charged offenses.

After submitting proof of our client’s extensive drug history and presenting the prosecution with a negotiation to the SODC program, the prosecution agreed to have our client screened for eligibility in the SODC program. Our client was then screened and found eligible for the program.

Since being sentenced to the program, our client has successfully completed the 104 days in the in-custody treatment pod and has been placed in a residential treatment program. Our client has been performing so well in the program that he was advanced to the second phase. Our client is now working towards being placed in a sober living facility and completing outpatient drug treatment.

Those who are able to successfully complete the SODC program, remained probation complaint and drug-free for one year may petition the court for early termination of probation, dismissal, and expungement of the underlying charges.


We are proud of our client’s progress and hard work in the SODC program!

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