Across America and in Oklahoma, prisons are rapidly becoming overcrowded due to budget issues, strict penalties for first-time offenders and high rates of repeat offenders. Instead of addressing the root problems leading to criminal activity, the justice system focuses on punishment.
No doubt many criminals do need to be in prison, but you are probably not one of them. An arrest for drug possession, whether your first or fifth, should not automatically lead to incarceration. Prison time usually does not lead to positive life changes and long-term sobriety. Fortunately, you may be eligible for another option: drug court.