Marijuana Drug Diversion Programs

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Can I get into a diversion program for marijuana possession?

The State’s Attorney for each county may have a Marijuana Drug Diversion Programs. In many jurisdictions, first time offenders in possession of small amounts of marijuana are eligible to participate in a diversion program rather than have a criminal trial. This option may result in the charges being dropped if you complete the diversion program. The Prosecution has the benefit of dealing with low level drug crimes so they can handle more serious crimes.

Each county’s diversion program is different and some require classes and community service. There are usually fees associated with each program. A drug diversion program is different than Drug Court, and you must speak with a criminal defense attorney before agreeing to any offer from the State’s attorney. The prosecutor does not have to offer a defendant a diversion program and the programs themselves can change depending on the State’s Attorney’s policy for drug crimes.

Each criminal case is different and a diversion program may be one of many options available to you. You must speak with an attorney as soon as you are charged with a crime to determine your best option.  You should not discuss the case with the State or the Police until you have met with an attorney.  This site is not affiliated with any state or local government entity and this site is for information only.

The following is a non-official list of counties and their marijuana drug diversion programs as of 2014.

Does Allegany County have a diversion program for marijuana?

Allegany County does have a diversion program for first time marijuana offenders.

Does Anne Arundel County have a diversion program for marijuana?

Anne Arundel County has a marijuana drug diversion program for first time offenders.  The program requires participation in a state approved drug program. Drug Court is also available in certain circumstances.

Does Baltimore City have a diversion program for marijuana?

Baltimore City has a first time offender program for marijuana possession.  The two day program includes an information session at the courthouse followed by a day of community service picking up litter. Baltimore City has a many programs available for for drug offenses each usually requires a drug abuse evaluation, community service and periodic drug tests.

Does Baltimore County have a diversion program for marijuana?

Baltimore County has a marijuana drug diversion program for first time offenders only.  If the defendant is eligible, the State’s Attorney will refer the defendant for an evaluation and upon completion of treatment the charges may be dropped.

Does Caroline County have a diversion program for marijuana?

Caroline County does not have a published drug diversion program.  Speak with a criminal defense attorney to determine the options that may be available to you.

Does Calvert County have a diversion program for marijuana?

Calvert County does not have a published drug diversion program.  Speak with a criminal defense attorney to determine the options that may be available to you.

Does Carroll County have a diversion program for marijuana?

Carroll County does have a diversion program for first time marijuana offenders.  There are fees associated with the program.

Does Cecil County have a diversion program for marijuana?

Cecil County does not have a published drug diversion program.  Speak with a criminal defense attorney to determine the options that may be available to you.

Does Dorchester County have a diversion program for marijuana?

Dorchester County does not have a published drug diversion program.  Speak with a criminal defense attorney to determine the options that may be available to you.

Does Frederick County have a diversion program for marijuana?

Frederick County does not have a published drug diversion program.  Speak with a criminal defense attorney to determine the options that may be available to you.

Does Garrett County have a diversion program for marijuana?

Garrett County does not have a published drug diversion program.  Speak with a criminal defense attorney to determine the options that may be available to you.

Does Harford County have a diversion program for marijuana?

Harford County does not have a published drug diversion program.  Speak with a criminal defense attorney to determine the options that may be available to you.

Does Howard County have a diversion program for marijuana?

In Howard County first time minor marijuana possession charges are eligible for a diversion program.

Does Kent County have a diversion program for marijuana?

Kent County does not have a published drug diversion program.  Speak with a criminal defense attorney to determine the options that may be available to you.

Does Montgomery County have a diversion program for marijuana?

Montgomery County offers first time offenders with a minor drug offense a diversion program.  You will normally have to do some community service.

Does Prince Georges County have a diversion program for marijuana?

Prince Georges County does not have a published drug diversion program.  Speak with a criminal defense attorney to determine the options that may be available to you.

Does Queen Anne’s County have a diversion program for marijuana?

Queen Anne’s  County does not have a published drug diversion program.  Speak with a criminal defense attorney to determine the options that may be available to you.

Does St. Mary’s County have a diversion program for marijuana?

St. Mary’s County does not have a published drug diversion program.  Speak with a criminal defense attorney to determine the options that may be available to you.

Does Somerset County have a diversion program for marijuana?

Somerset County does not have a published drug diversion program.  Speak with a criminal defense attorney to determine the options that may be available to you.

Does Talbot County have a diversion program for marijuana?

Talbot County does not have a published drug diversion program.  Speak with a criminal defense attorney to determine the options that may be available to you.

Does Washington County have a diversion program for marijuana?

In Washington County diversion is available for the first marijuana possession charge.

Does Wicomico County have a diversion program for marijuana?

Wicomico County has a diversion program rather than a trial for first time minor marijuana offenses.

Does Worcester County have a diversion program for marijuana?

Worcester County has a drug diversion program but it is usually must be requested.  The program includes a drug abuse evaluation and a recommended treatment program.  The program includes random drug screens and community service.

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