Ineligible Offenses for Participation in Drug Court

Generally, a defendant who is currently charged with or has ever been convicted of the following offenses (including attempt, solicitation, or conspiracy to any of these offenses) will be ineligible for participation in Drug Court. However, the District Attorney has discretion to allow a Defendant meeting these criteria to participate in Drug Court if the Defendant demonstrates a compelling reason why an exception should be made in his/her case.

Any offense requiring registration as a sexual offender (Megan’s Law registration)

Any offense involving children under 18 years of age

Any offense involving a firearm

18 Pa.C.S.A. § 907   Possessing Instruments of Crime

18 Pa.C.S.A. § 908   Prohibited Offensive Weapons

18 Pa.C.S.A. § 911   Corrupt Organization

18 Pa.C.S.A. § 2502 Murder

18 Pa.C.S.A. § 2503 Voluntary manslaughter 

18 Pa.C.S.A. § 2504  Involuntary Manslaughter

18 Pa.C.S.A. § 2702 Aggravated Assault

18 Pa.C.S.A. § 2703  Assault by Prisoner

18 Pa.C.S.A. § 2704 Assault by Life Prisoner

18 Pa.C.S.A. § 2709  Stalking

18 Pa.C.S.A. § 2718 Strangulation

18 Pa.C.S.A. § 2901 Kidnapping

18 Pa.C.S.A. § 2910  Luring a Child into a Motor Vehicle

18 Pa.C.S.A. § 3122.1(a)(1) Statutory sexual assault 

18 Pa.C.S.A. § 3301 Arson and related offenses

18 Pa.C.S.A. § 3302  Causing or Risking Catastrophe

18 Pa.C.S.A. § 3502 Burglary 

18 Pa.C.S.A. § 3701 Robbery

18 Pa.C.S.A. § 3702  Robbery of a Motor Vehicle

Chapter 39 of Crimes Code - Theft and Related Offenses if the amount stolen is >= $15,000

18 Pa.C.S.A. § 3923 Theft by Extortion

Chapter 49 of Crimes Code - Falsification and Intimidation

18 Pa.C.S.A. § 5121 Escape

18 Pa.C.S.A. § 5122  Weapons or Implements for Escape

18 Pa.C.S.A. § 5123  Contraband

18 Pa.C.S.A. § 5501  Riot

18 Pa.C.S.A. § 6301  Corruption of Minors

18 Pa.C.S.A. § 6312  Sexual abuse of children

Person demonstrates a present or past history of violence

Person commits the current offense while on probation/parole supervision