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 Understanding RDAP 

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The Residential Drug Abuse Program can result in a time cut of up to 12-months. Further, successful participants qualify for at least six months placement in a halfway house. For this reason, people should learn more.

Unfortunately, many defendants do not learn about the Residential Drug Abuse Program––RDAP––until after they completed their pre-sentence investigation or surrendered to prison. By then, people realize that original statements they made during the Presentence Investigation process might forever disqualify them from being able to participate in RDAP.

Federal prisons are filled with people that were embarrassed about their history with substance abuse. When authorities asked about their history of substance abuse, the people tried to minimize their exposure–or they lied and said that they did not have a problem. Sometimes, they reason that they did not reveal their history was because they thought it would make them look bad.

Yet federal judges understand many people that have problems with the judicial system also have problems with substance abuse. Look at this clip from an interview we did with Judge Bennett:

We urge all people to understand everything they can about the Residential Drug Abuse Program. The sooner people learn about RDAP, the sooner they can make a decision of whether they want to participate.

Our team has experience with RDAP. We can help participants understand the advantages and disadvantages. Most of our clients realize the primary advantage of the RDAP program is that they can resolve their issues with alcoholism or substance abuse while they’re incarcerated. Further, they may be released early through the administrative benefit.

Sadly, many lawyers do not help their clients understand this program until it’s too late.

Review the free information on our website and our YouTube channel to learn more.

Since the Residential Drug Abuse Program represents the only opportunity defendants have to work toward completing their sentence sooner, many want to learn about it. The more they learn, the more they realize that people with serious substance-abuse problems aren’t the only people who participate or benefit.

We have worked with countless people who ran businesses, who were well educated, and who had achieved high levels of economic or professional success. By understanding how the system operated, they were able to position themselves to qualify for the Residential Drug Abuse Program. As a consequence of RDAP, those clients completed their prison terms sooner than they otherwise would have served.

If you think that you would like to receive up to 18 months off of your time in prison, then you owe it to yourself and family to learn everything you can about the Residential Drug Abuse Program.

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