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People come to treatment for a lot of reasons, and more often than not, their challenges involve more than just their addiction or mental state. One of the most common is complications with the law. This is especially true in California, where progressive legislature allows diversion towards treatment for non-violent offenders struggling with mental health or substance abuse. We believe that a good treatment center should not only help you emotionally and physically, but also make sure that you leave with the best possible circumstances for long-term success. That’s why Clear offers specific legal coordination services to make sure you stand the best chance at full recovery.

Alternative Sentencing

California is home to some of the most progressive diversion, or alternative sentencing laws in the country. After the passing of Proposition 47, which allowed a “Deferred Entry of Judgement (DEJ)” for drug-related cases, and Senate Bill 666, which offered the same to individuals suffering from issues of mental health, Californians have been able to seek meaningful treatment in lieu of traditional punitive measures. In practice, this often looks like court-mandated attendance to a recovery program with a dismissal of proposed charges upon completion. Clear Behavioral Health has worked closely with many court mandated clients to ensure successful rehabilitation and mitigation of outstanding legal matters.

Types of Drug Charges


The consequences of being charged with either Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) can have a long impact on an individual, whether they are an adolescent or an adult. If convicted, drivers often have to serve jail sentences, pay substantial fines or have their driver’s licenses suspended. The BAC (blood-alcohol content) for conviction varies from state to state.


Under the Controlled Substances Act, nearly all illicit drugs, which are often referred to as narcotics, are deemed illegal to possess or distribute. Some of the most common are drugs like heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, hallucinogens, and depending on the state, marijuana. However, not all controlled substances are illegal provided you have obtained them properly. This is the case with many prescription opiates and benzodiazepines, which have a high potential for abuse. Simple possession cases are often eligible for diversion in the State of California.


The difference between simple possession and intent to distribute is generally determined by the amount as well as paraphernalia confiscated during the arrest. Intent to distribute or trafficking charges carry a much stricter punishment, especially when coupled with prior convictions.

Support With Legal Matters

Our team offers a number of services and strong referrals who can help resolve legal challenges. We are able to provide timely updates and progress reports to probation officers, write attorney court letters, or provide additional guidance our team is here to help you or your loved one succeed.

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