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Our Partnership with La Hacienda Treatment Center

Partners in Freedom. A New Solution to an Age Old Problem.

Our Joint Effort to End the Cycle of Addiction and Legal Problems

At the Law Office of Patrick O’Fiel, P.C., we have extensive experience representing people who have run afoul of the law because of a substance abuse problem. Far too often, these people end up as repeat offenders, caught in the cycle of addiction. Our experience has clearly demonstrated to us that simply imposing legal solutions on substance abuse problems does not work. The cost is simply too high, both for those trapped in addictive lifestyles and for society as a whole.

With that belief in mind, we are excited to announce a new partnership called the Partnership for Freedom that we have established with La Hacienda Treatment Center. La Hacienda has provided a comprehensive range of addiction recovery programs since 1972. With a 40-acre campus 75 miles northwest of San Antonio, and with lower-level facilities throughout the state of Texas, La Hacienda focuses on long-term and continuing care, offering a wide range of alumni and aftercare programs.

In conjunction with La Hacienda, Patrick O’Fiel has developed the recovery defense for persons charged with alcohol or drug-related offenses. If you have been arrested for drunk driving or a drug crime, and the circumstances of the offense point to addiction as a significant factor, Patrick O’Fiel will work with prosecutors to attempt to get you into a rehab program at La Hacienda in lieu of a jail sentence. The medical community has recognized addiction as a treatable disease. To successfully get you into a treatment program, Patrick O’Fiel will gather evidence to show the court that your addiction is treatable and that you want to address the problem.

La Hacienda — A Better Option than the Legal System

Our experience shows that the legal system puts a significant burden on taxpayers — it costs about $30,000 a year to incarcerate someone. In addition, the legal system simply punishes offenders — there’s no program to actually change behavior or to help people overcome addiction.

La Hacienda’s comprehensive program is an attractive alternative for many judges. Participants meet with a medical doctor every day they are in treatment. La Hacienda keeps detailed records of the treatment process and is managed-care friendly, working with most insurance companies. La Hacienda also has a wide range of targeted recovery programs, including:

  • Faith-based programs
  • Programs for professionals
  • Programs for college students

Contact Our Office

To learn more about the recovery defense program, and to see if you qualify, contact us by e-mail or call our office Local at (830) 792-5291.

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Patrick O'Fiel, P.C.

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Kerrville, TX 78028
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