2020 Code of Alabama
Title 13A - Criminal Code.
Chapter 12 - Offenses Against Public Health and Morals.
Article 5 - Drug Offenses.
Division 7 - Demand Reduction Assessment Act.
Section 13A-12-284 - Suspension and Reduction of Penalty Conditioned on Participation in Drug Rehabilitation Program; Amount of Reduction.
Suspension and reduction of penalty conditioned on participation in drug rehabilitation program; amount of reduction.
(a) The court may suspend the collection of a penalty imposed pursuant to this division if the defendant agrees to enter a drug rehabilitation program approved by the court and if the defendant agrees to pay for all or some portion of the costs associated with the rehabilitation program. The collection of a penalty imposed pursuant to this division shall be suspended during the defendant's participation in the approved rehabilitation program.
(b) Upon successful completion of the rehabilitation program, the defendant may apply to the court to reduce the penalty imposed pursuant to this division by any amount actually paid by the defendant for his participation in said program. The court shall not reduce the penalty pursuant to this section unless the defendant establishes to the satisfaction of the court that he has successfully completed the rehabilitation program.
(c) If the defendant's participation is for any reason terminated before his successful completion of the rehabilitation program, collection of the entire penalty imposed pursuant to this division shall be enforced.
(Acts 1990, No. 90-655, p. 1271, §5.)