The goal of the Dane County Circuit Court Alcohol and Other Drug Addiction (AODA) Programs are:
There are three programs. Based on the results of screening and assessment, offenders may be assigned to:
To be eligible to participate, defendants must:
The process is as follows:
In general, successful completion of DPU will result in the dismissal of charges. In DCDP participants will enter a knowing and voluntary plea to charge(s) agreed to by the parties. A judgment of conviction will often not be entered. The defendant will sign the DCDP contract. The parties will specify in the contract the agreed disposition for both success and failure. Failure to comply with the contract must result in an agreed term of incarceration. Success will often result in the avoidance of felony convictions, or any conviction. Successful completion of DCTP will result the avoidance of a prison sentence. Individual case situations will vary. If the prosecutor and defense attorney are not in agreement with admission, the matter will be referred as part of an argued sentencing hearing before the DCTP or assigned trial judge.
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