Some military service members face great difficulties after returning to civilian life. Traumatized by combat or struggling with alcohol or drug dependency problems, they live disordered lives and run afoul of the law. Recognizing the problems facing military veterans, Colorado has established Veterans Trauma Courts (VTC). Unlike regular criminal courts that tend to focus on punishment and confinement, Veterans Courts focus on solving the underlying problems that ex-service members face. In many cases, veterans who are accepted into a VTC program can avoid jail time and get their charge dismissed.
At The Foley Law Firm, we have extensive experience in Colorado Springs Veterans Trauma Court. We understand the unique challenges that ex-service members face and how to get results for them in court. With more than 30 years combined experience, our defense attorneys have the legal knowledge and advocacy skills veterans need.
If you are a veteran who has been charged with a crime, call The Foley Law Firm at 719-757-1182.
Colorado Springs Veterans Court combines compassion, discipline and professional counseling services to help veterans overcome psychological and chemical dependency problems. The goal of the court is rehabilitation, not punishment. When someone is accepted into Veterans Court, the judge will develop a personalized rehabilitation plan based on the person’s specific needs with the help of mental health professionals, chemical dependency counselors and other medical specialists.
That’s one of the areas where The Foley Law Firm can make a difference. We will work hard to help you get the counseling and professional services you need to help you deal with the specific problems you face.
After the judge approves your rehabilitation program, you will have some important responsibilities. You must refrain from drinking alcohol and taking drugs because you will have to submit to periodic testing or wear an alcohol-monitoring bracelet. You will also have to participate in required counseling sessions and make regular court appearances. Upon successful completion of the program, the judge may shorten your probationary period, dismiss the charge or seal your record.