Zero Tolerance

Sentenced - Felony - Misdemeanor

This program was designed to assist judges in enforcing abstinence from controlled substances by incorporating the use of random urine screens. The number of days sentenced to Zero Tolerance are in lieu of jail time and should be ordered accordingly.

Eligibility:

  • All non-violent felony and misdemeanor charges are acceptable.
  • The amount of time an offender is required to participate is solely at the discretion of the sentencing judge.

Charge Appropriateness:

  • Suggested offenses include, but are not limited to:
    • Retail Fraud
    • Possession offenses
    • Violation of Probation (original charge is considered)
  • Prefer non-assaultive charges, though if assaultive charge is present, then also request no more than 2 assaultive felonies over past 10 years.
  • The following are not eligible for ZTP:
    • Offenders serving sentences for Criminal Sexual Conduct 1, 2, 3, or 4, or Attempt Criminal Sexual Conduct 1, 2, 3, or 4, Failure to Register as a Sex Offender (current charge), Assault with Intent to Commit Sexual Penetration, Stalking, Escape/Attempt to Escape, or Sexual Child Abuse Activity/Distribution of Obscene Materials to Children.

Cost:

  • There is a one-time $25 enrollment fee.
  • Offenders are required to pay a $15 fee per drug test and a $4 fee per alcohol test.

Immediate release into the program is based on:

  • sentence
  • receipt of initial ZTOL fee
  • and/or availability of participant to staff

Program staff availability is Monday - Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm.

For specific sentencing guidelines and referral information - call 248-858-5093 or via email.