How do I enter Drug Court?

Step 1

The first step to being considered for Adult Drug Court is review by the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.


Defense Attorneys seeking additional information or request for case review, may contact:

  • Chesterfield Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office - Geoff Easton - Phone: 804-748-1221
  • Colonial Heights Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office - Ashley Henderson - Phone: 804-520-9256


Step 2

The potential candidate will be interviewed / assessed by the drug court probation officer to determine appropriateness for the program. Upon completion of the assessment, the probation officer will advise the Commonwealth’s Attorney and Defense Attorney of acceptance / non-acceptance.


Step 3

If accepted, a date to plead into the program will be set. If not accepted, the charge will continue to proceed through the traditional court process.

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7. Can I attend a session of Drug Court?