The Community Service Labor Program (“CSLP”) can be used by people convicted of a first offense for violating drug possession or drug paraphernalia laws under section 21a-267 or 21a-279 of the Connecticut General Statutes. A person who has been convicted of violating these sections or of illegally selling, distributing, manufacturing, presenting or dispensing drugs under sections 21a-277 or 21a-278 of the Connecticut General Statutes, cannot use this program. Drug education is part of the program, and is required.
The program may be granted for a person who has used the program before, as a condition of probation or conditional discharge with a suspended sentence. A person cannot be placed in the program more than once.
If the defendant finishes the program successfully, the charges against the defendant will be dismissed by the court.