A serious crime punishable by a year or more in jail is known as a ________
____ probationary offense.
____ high crime.
Rural counties in Ohio are more likely than urban counties to have Specialty Courts for defendants with mental health or addiction issues.
Drug court “graduates” in Ohio are more than twice as likely to remain drug-free and arrest-free than offenders sentenced in traditional courts.
If you enter a “not guilty” plea in Municipal or County court, you have a right to trial by jury.
It's harder for rural Ohioans than urban Ohioans to seek treatment for mental health, PTSD and addiction issues because:
_____ Travel distances for treatment are greater.
_____ They feel a greater stigma attached to their behavior.
_____ They are more likely to know someone in the treatment system.
__X__All of the above
*Rural counties suffer from a lack of treatment facilities and health care providers that make it harder to offer a Specialty Court as an option for offenders.
**Seventy-five percent of Drug Court graduates are drug-free and arrest-free for at least a year compared to 30 percent of those serving sentences in traditional courts.
***Because Municipal and County courts handle less serious crimes, the judge alone hears the case and usually decides the sentence immediately after.
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