Bucks County Veterans Treatment Program
The Bucks County Veterans Treatment Program is a special, problem-solving court that provides comprehensive treatment and alternative sentencing options for our combat veterans who have honorably served their country. The program is a collaborative effort of the Court of Common Pleas, the District Attorney’s Office, the Public Defender’s Office, the Bucks County Bar Association, the County Department of Veterans Affairs and the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
The goals of the Bucks County Veterans Treatment Program are to:
- Assign a mentor who can assist with getting proper treatment, benefits, and services that are available to veterans
- Reduce the amount of time a veteran will spend in custody and in the criminal justice system
- Help with employment to ensure the veteran continues to be a productive member of the community
If you are a veteran facing criminal charges such as drug possession or DUI in Bucks County, Pennsylvania call Saile & Saile LLP for help from an experienced criminal defense attorney. We want to help you through this stressful time so that you can get your life back on track.
Getting into Bucks County Veterans Treatment Program – What Is Expected of You
In order to be admitted into the Veteran’s Treatment Program, you must complete an application process. All applications are reviewed by the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office to determine eligibility. There are specific requirements that must be met before your application is approved for the Bucks County Veterans Treatment Program. Our Bucks County criminal defense attorneys understand this process and can help you get accepted into the program.
If you are accepted into the Veterans Treatment Program, you will actively participate in your treatment and recovery plan. You will be required to meet regularly with your assigned mentor, attend all court dates, complete community service, remain alcohol and drug free, and abide by all other conditions that have been set out for you through the Veterans Treatment Program. Since the program is voluntary, if you do not complete all of the requirements, you will be removed from the program and lose any benefits that you may have gained by completing the program.
Bucks County Veterans Court Eligibility
Not all veterans will be eligible for the Bucks County Veterans Treatment Program. Who is eligible?
- All honorably discharged combat veterans from all wars and all branches of the military, including the reserves AND
- who have a diagnosis of combat-related PTSD, TBI (traumatic brain injury), MST (military sexual trauma), mental health issues, and/or substance abuse problems, all of which resulted in criminal activity.
Certain criminal offenses are excluded from the Bucks County Veterans Treatment Program. If you are charged in Bucks County with felony crimes of violence, felony drug offense, firearms offenses, felony sex crimes, or homicide you are not eligible for the program.
Contact Our Bucks County Veterans Treatment Court Attorneys
Please contact Saile & Saile, LLP for a free consultation with an experienced attorney who understands the Bucks County Veterans Treatment Court process. During our complimentary consultation, we will review your case and help you determine the best possible choice for you. We serve the entire Bucks County, Pennsylvania area. To better serve you, we now have two convenient locations in Langhorne and Doylestown, Bucks County.