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Criminal Justice Services

JUDICIAL CLASSES ARE SUSPENDED 
All misdemeanor and felony courts are closed until further notice. 
Read updates below on new LIVE Online classes, Court Date Information and Cancelled classes. 
UPDATED MARCH 31, 2020
Court Date Information: 

  • All Court Appearances from March 16 – April 10, 2020, are being reset/continued by the Clerk of Court

  • You will receive a NOTICE in the mail with your new court date in the next week or two.

  • If the address on the citation that you received is not current, you will not receive this notice.   

  • YOU CANNOT CALL THE CLERK OF COURT TO UPDATE YOUR ADDRESS. 
    You will have to do the following, IN PERSON: 

    • Bring a current driver’s license or a current Utility Bill (in your name) to the Clerk of Court's office, Room 1000 - 1st floor of The Justice Center.

    • The Clerk of Court's office is open on limited hours to the public: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Mon - Fri.

  • If you cannot physically come to the Justice Center, you can call the Clerk’s office at 919-792-4000.  You will need your criminal case number.

Cancelled Class Information 

Even though classes were cancelled due to COVID19 you will still have to complete classes to fulfill the legal requirement with the District Attorney’s office as part of your Deferral Agreement.

 

  • If you were signed up for the Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs classes in March, you will receive credit for the two classes that were cancelled. 

  • If you were signed up for the March 21 & 28 Saturday classes or the evening classes in April, we will be offering LIVE online classes for these dates ONLY.  You will not have to pay a rescheduling fee.

  • You can sign up for these classes online.  See info and link below.

  • If you are not able to sign up for classes for whatever reason, there is nothing we can do until your court date.  

  • Further updates will be posted on this site in late April for any classes after April 2020.

  • If you were required to have a Substance Abuse Assessment & Treatment Recommendations, we will have to address that on your court date.

How to Sign up for Online Classes (only offered as noted above above) 

You will need ALL of the following in order to sign up:

 

  • You have to sign up BEFORE the cutoff dates listed below.

  • You have to pay the $250 program fee (no partial payments)

  • You have to have your Criminal Case number and your email address that you will use to access your online class. 

  • If you do not have your criminal case number, you will have to call the Clerk’s office to get it:  919-792-4000

  • These classes are limited to 50 people. 

 

CLASS DATES:

Monday & Wednesday Evening Classes:  

April 13th to April 29th from 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm.

You will attend two nights a week for three consecutive weeks.

Cut-Off date to sign up is April 9th.

 

Saturday & Sunday Classes: 

April 18th, 19th, May 2nd, May 9th, from 1 pm - 5 pm

Cut-Off date to sign up is April 16th.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP for Live Online Classes  
Cancelled Class Information

Even though classes were cancelled due to COVID19 you will still have to complete classes to fulfill the legal requirement with the District Attorney’s office as part of your Deferral Agreement.

 

  • If you were signed up for the Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs classes in March, you will receive credit for the two classes that were cancelled. 

  • If you were signed up for the March 21 & 28 Saturday classes or the evening classes in April, we will be offering LIVE online classes for these dates ONLY.  You will not have to pay a rescheduling fee.

  • You can sign up for these classes online.  See info and link below.

  • If you are not able to sign up for classes for whatever reason, there is nothing we can do until your court date.  

  • Further updates will be posted on this site in late April for any classes after April 2020.

  • If you were required to have a Substance Abuse Assessment & Treatment Recommendations, we will have to address that on your court date.

Court Cases 

  • All court cases are being continued. You will receive a notice in the mail of your new court date in a few weeks.

  • If you do not receive a notice from the Clerk of Court, it could be that your address is not current in their system.

  • Those new court dates have NOT been updated yet.

  • Check online at www.nccourts.gov

  • Please check back here for updates. 

Criminal Justice Services assists defendants with drug and alcohol offenses and helps them navigate the judicial system

 Available Programs
  • First Offender Drug and Alcohol Diversion Program provides the first-time drug and alcohol offender an opportunity to keep his or her criminal record clean. The defendant will complete 15 hours of drug and alcohol education and comply with program guidelines. Upon successful completion, the defendant will have his or her case dismissed by the District Attorney’s Office and be eligible for expungement.

 

  • Felony Drug Diversion Program provides the first-time felony drug offender an opportunity to keep his or her record clean. The defendant will receive a full drug and alcohol assessment, participate in and complete required treatment, complete 225 hours of community service and comply with program guidelines. Upon successful completion, the defendant will have his or her case dismissed by the District Attorney’s Office and be eligible for expungement.

 

The substance use assessment, education, and treatment services provide opportunities for individuals to address judicial and/or clinical issues that may be present. These services are available to those with a charge of driving while impaired and/or other charges connected with substance use, such as possession, etc.

Assessments are
conducted by appointment at:


12 West Martin Street
Raleigh, NC 27601


 
Please contact us at 919-828-4892 if you have questions concerning substance use assessments, education or treatment services.