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Under CT law, the court, on its own motion or on motion of the state's attorney or a person charged with a crime or convicted of a crime but not yet sentenced, may order, if the interests of justice
will be served, that such person be examined, pursuant to the provisions of section 17a-694, to determine if the person is alcohol-dependent or drug-dependent and eligible for treatment under section 17a-696 or 17a-699. A probation officer may order that such an examination be conducted as part of a presentence investigation
conducted pursuant to the provisions of section 54-91a.
Basically, that means that either the judge, the prosecutor, or your attorney motioned the court to order you to be evaluated to determine whether you (1) had a drug dependency at the time of the alleged crime; and (2) could benefit from treatment.
My guess as to how it ties in...the prosecutor wants to give you a shot at getting treated so the charges were reduced to allow for that. I definitely recommend that you consult your defense attorney (if you have one) prior to going to the evaluation. See this link to read the law regarding the duties of the examiner
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