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NCJ Number: 35690 Find in a Library
Title: LEGAL ISSUES IN ADDICT DIVERSION
Author(s): H BERLMAN; P JASZI
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 134
Sponsoring Agency: American Bar Assoc
Washington, DC 20036
American Bar Assoc.
Washington, DC 20036
Drug Abuse Council, Inc
Washington, DC 20036
Sale Source: American Bar Assoc.
1800 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS OF SOME MAJOR LEGAL PROBLEMS RAISED BY QUESTIONS OF POSSIBLE INFRINGEMENT OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS IN ADMINISTERING DRUG ADDICT DIVERSION PROGRAMS CITING ANALOGOUS CASE LAW.
Abstract: THE ANALYSIS IS STRUCTURED AROUND LEGAL QESTIONS RAISED BY IMPLEMENTING DIFFERENT PHASES OF ADDICT-DIVERSION PROGRAMS INCLUDING ADDICT IDENTIFICATION, SELECTION AND ADMISSION, CLIENTS' RIGHT TO COUNSEL, ROLE OF PROSECUTORS AND COURTS, MAINTENANCE OF RECORDS, AND TERMINATION OF PARTICIPATION. AMONG ISSUES ADDRESSED ARE CLIENT CONSENT, ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND EQUAL PROTECTION, SPEEDY TRIAL AND COUNSEL RIGHTS, PLEA BARGAINING, FEDERAL AND STATE TREATMENT STATUTES, AND GROUNDS AND PROCEDURES FOR TERMINATION. PREVIOUS JUDICIAL DECISIONS ON RELATED QUESTIONS ARE STUDIED TO PROVIDE GUIDELINES FOR DIVERSION PROGRAM PLANNERS AND ADMINISTRATORS. FOR THE LAYMAN'S GUIDE TO LEGAL ISSUES IN ADDICT DIVERSION, SEE NCJ-16462.
Index Term(s): Analysis; Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Diversion programs; Drug offenders; Drug treatment programs; Equal Protection; Judicial decisions; Judicial diversion; Plea negotiations; Right against self incrimination; Right of privacy; Right to counsel; Right to speedy trial; Voluntary treatment
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