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Drug Courts pp 337-354 | Cite as

Roadblocks to Success

  • Glade F. Roper

Abstract

In many jurisdictions that consider the formation of a drug court, someone acts as a stumbling block. Frequently this has been the prosecutor, who is unaware of the true nature of a drug court and does not want to be considered soft on crime. Sometimes it is a law enforcement official who shares the same concerns. Law enforcement officers and prosecutors do not get their jobs by being perceived as lenient toward criminal offenders, including drug users and dealers. A sheriff may have an additional objection to the increased transport of prisoners that may be a consequence of operating a drug court.

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Drug Court Defense Attorney Status Hearing Drug Offender Criminal Defendant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Glade F. Roper
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  1. 1.Superior Court of CaliforniaTulare County, PortervilleUSA

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