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What is DWI court and is it right for you?

If you are facing DWI charges, you may have the option of entering DWI court rather than traditional court. DWI court is a program intended for repeat offenders and offenders struggling with chemical dependency. It is designed to combat addiction and provide long-term solutions that are more effective at breaking habits than traditional penalties are.

Is DWI court the right choice for you?

You cannot be forced into DWI court. It is your decision whether or not you want to enter the program.

DWI court is best for individuals looking to change their habits and work to be free from addiction. It is an intensive program that takes dedication. If you are not looking for a change in your life or you are only considering it to avoid traditional court, DWI court is probably not the best plan for you. An attorney can work with you to find the best option and defend your interests.

What is the DWI court program like?

The program involves many steps over the course of a few years. You will likely attend multiple treatment programs and you will check in with judges and officials to monitor your progress. This will include regular chemical tests. You may also have a designated number of community service hours to complete. Part of your time in the program may be a probationary period or involve curfew times.

Though the program might sound overwhelming at first, do not forget the purpose of DWI court. It was put in place to help repeat offenders escape the cycle of addiction. It has worked successfully for many participants so, if you struggle with chemical dependency and want help overcoming it, DWI court may be a great option for you.

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