§ 3608.

PARTICIPATION IN TREATMENT PROGRAM NOT GROUNDS FOR SUSPENDING OR DISMISSING PROCEEDINGS

a.

In any case in which a person is charged with a violation of Section 3602, prior to acquittal or conviction, the court shall not suspend or stay the proceedings for the purpose of allowing the accused person to attend or participate, nor shall the court consider dismissal of or entertain a motion to dismiss the proceedings because the accused person attends or participates during that suspension, in a treatment program for persons who are habitual users of alcohol or other alcoholism program, or a treatment program for persons who are habitual users of drugs or other drug-related program.

b.

This Section shall not apply to any attendance or participation in any treatment programs after conviction and sentencing, including attendance or participation in any of those programs as a condition of probation granted after conviction when permitted pursuant to this Article.

History

(Added by Ord. 399-82, App. 8/12/82)

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