Q: I live in AR, ive never been in trouble, in oct i was arreated for class c felony poss less than two grams of fentanyl
it was 10$ worth, i immediately got clean, went thru med detox, got in a research treatment prgm, in therapy and NA meetings, got a job giving back to the community at a local non profit, im a single mom of 3, my youngest has special needs and no one knows how to handle him but me, i know that the minimum sent is 3 yrs n max 10 and 10,000 fine. but for people in my situation, do they offer alternative sentencing and is that more likely, i need to also mention that ive been a nurse for 18 yrs and wasnt working at the time due to health issues unrelated. this arrest also occured in lonoke county.
A: You mention "alternative sentencing." You would likely be a candidate for drug court where, upon successful completion of a prescribed program you do not have a conviction. Given your occupation, it is very important that you not get a felony conviction. I suggest that you get an experienced attorney to see first if you have a case that is likely to be successfully defended or if the prosecution might reduce your charge to something less than a felony.
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