In South Florida, many jurisdictions have a drug court or a pre-trial diversion program that is drug-specific, meaning for drug offenses. As long as they don’t believe that you are dealing drugs, you may qualify to go through a pre-trial diversion program that would provide the opportunity to get treatment for your drug and alcohol issue, and earn a dismissal of the charges by reporting to the program, providing random urine samples to show that you’re staying clean, doing various community service hours, and getting counseling/treatment. If you stick with the program and the charges are then dismissed, you may have the opportunity to get your record expunged.