September 24, 2008 By Wallin & Klarich

Drug programs may be a new alternative to jail time for felony burglary, felony grand theft and other offenses if new law passes

A California ballot measure that purports to help drug offenders is being opposed by virtually every law enforcement organization in the state. Proposition 5, The Nonviolent Offender Rehabilitation Act of 2008 (NORA) allows drug users arrested for “non-violent” felonies including domestic violence, child abuse, commercial burglary, identity theft, vehicular manslaughter, grand theft, and felony drug dealing, to be diverted to a community treatment program rather than face prosecution and punishment. The measure effectively eliminates drug courts and allows defendants to commit up to four of these felonies before actually being held accountable by the criminal justice system.

If you are faced with a drug-related criminal matter, contact an experienced attorney from the law firm of Wallin & Klarich. Call us toll free 888-749-0034 and visit us at We will be there when you call.

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