Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the Drug Court program typically last?

Drug Court is, at a minimum, 14 months of intense outpatient procedure. The average duration of a participant in drug court ranges between 16 and 24 months.

Do I need to call the UA/breathalyzer line every day? Even holidays?

Yes. You MUST call the UA line daily and submit to a test if called. This includes ALL holidays, 365 days a year.

Do I always need my greed card on me?

Yes.

How do I pay my drug Court Fees?

You pay your drug court fees via money order made out to “Ada County Treasurer” to the Problem Solving Court office at 200 W Front St Boise, ID.

Can I pay in cash, card, and/or check?

No. The only acceptable form of payment is a money order made out to “Ada County Treasurer.”

Is there a dress code?

Yes. A participant may not wear an article of clothing alluding to alcohol and drugs. Further, no sexually explicit clothing shall be worn. Do-rags, bandannas, hats, hoods or sunglasses are not permitted. No sleeveless shirts/tank tops or backless shirts are allowed. Swim-trunks, if worn, may not be visible. Pants must meet the bottom of your shirt (no bare bellies) and your pants must fit properly. Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times. Shorts must reach your fingertips when your hands are straight down.

Failure to comply will result in a missed court date/meeting.

What over the counter medications are permitted while in Drug Court?

The only acceptable medication to use without a Doctor's permission is ibuprophen (Advil), acetaminophen (Tylenol) or aspirin.

Am I required to be employed while in Drug Court?

Yes, or pursing your GED/other degree.

I have a felony drug charge. Am I automatically eligible for Drug Court?

No. As a general rule, Problem Solving Courts is an option for felony possession offenses and non-violent substance abuse related crimes, such as burglary and grand theft. However, admission to drug court is not a guarantee. The Drug Court team works to identify those participants deemed most likely to succeed in the program.