Drug Court Procedure


The Wayne County District Attorney will make an initial determination at Central Court (Waiver Court) regarding your eligibility to apply. If you wish to apply to this Court you must waive your right to a preliminary hearing, waive your arraignment and waive your right to raise future challenges to the sufficiency of the prima facie case against you. 


If you are accepted into the program your case will be fast tracked and you will be scheduled to immediately enter a plea of guilty to all charges filed against you in the Information at a hearing scheduled before a Judge.

This program is intensive and involves addiction treatment, drug testing and supervision over a minimum of 18 months and up to 36 months. If you do not successfully complete the program you will be sentenced in accordance with the Pennsylvania Sentencing guidelines.