Judicial Deferral Program

Questions about Judicial Services: Call 919-828-4892

Email: judicialservices@southlight.org

 Questions about other SouthLight services: 919-787-6131 

COVID Updates - All Classes Now Online

  1. During COVID-19, all in-person services have transitioned to virtual services until further notice.

  2. Although in-person classes have been canceled due to COVID-19, you still have to complete classes to fulfill the legal requirement with the District Attorney’s office as part of your Deferral Agreement. 

  3. Our top priority is the health and safety of our clients and staff.

What you’ll need to register for a class: 

  • Your name exactly as it appears on your citation.  

  • Your criminal case number for example 19cr123146. Do not enter your citation number. 

  • Your return-to-court date.

  • Your email address (email of the person taking the class) 

  • Be prepared to pay the $258 fee (which includes program administrative fees and classes). Pay via PayPal--note you do not need to have a PayPal account. 
    ($8 processing fee - partial payments not excepted)   

  • Click "Pay" only one time. (do not click twice) 

You may obtain your court date and/or criminal case number through the NCCourts.org website. 


There are three ways to search:


  1. By your name (exactly as it appears on your citation)

  2. Your criminal case number

  3. Your citation number.  

15 Hour First Offender Classes

This is a substance use education class for first-time adult offenders referred by the District Attorney’s Office. Choose from weeknight or weekend classes. Class dates are listed on the bottom of the enrollment form.

Weeknight Classes:  

Three consecutive

Mondays and Wednesdays 

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm 

Weekend Classes:

Two consecutive

Saturdays and Sundays 

Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

How to Register for First Offender Class:  



Pay the $258 fee.



Fill out the confidential enrollment form.



We will email you a confirmation upon receipt of payment.

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