Q Our municipality does not have a drug court. May our municipal court refer defendants to the Justice Court Drug Court?

A No. Section 9-23-15(2) provides that “participation in the services of an alcohol and drug intervention component shall be open only to the individuals over whom the court has jurisdiction, except that the court may agree to provide the services for individuals referred from another drug court.” (Attorney General’s Opinion to Marshall, July 27, 2012)