Admission

DUI Court Program Admission
Participant must:
  • Meet eligibility requirements. This is determined by Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and defense counsel is advised.
  • Have a screening and assessment
  • Serve a predetermined amount of jail time
  • Plead guilty to the qualifying charge of DUI/Alcohol Related
  • Comply with recommended treatment
  • Pay $1,800 in program fees and any cost recovery up to $1,500 before end of 18 month program
  • Review participant handbook with treatment counselor and sign receipt of which is filed with the court
  • Complete requirements of all 4 phases of DUI Court within 18 months of date of acceptance into program
Phase I - 5 Months
You must:
  • Complete a predetermined amount of days in custody. The DUI Court Judge will determine the amount of days in custody you will need to serve. Your attorney will advise you of the days prior to you entering into the program.
  • Attend and comply with Alcohol Dependency Treatment Program and/or any other treatment recommended by your treatment case manager or treatment provider.
  • Appear weekly in DUI Court or as required by DUI Court Judge. If just recently released from in-custody, you will be required to appear at the next DUI Court session. DUI Court is every Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m.
  • Attend and participate 5 AA meetings a week or as recommended by treatment case manager.
  • Call UA Color Line daily for random UA.
  • Attend and participate in face to face appointments with your probation case manager no less than 2 times a week or as directed by your probation case manager. You will be subjected to random home visit(s) as recommended by DUI Court Program Team.
  • Complete a financial screening with treatment case manager.
  • Pay restitution/cost recovery as ordered by the Court along with the $1,800 DUI Court Program Fee. All fees and costs must be paid prior to graduation from the DUI Court Program.
  • Seek and obtain a sponsor approved by your treatment case manager. You and your sponsor will meet weekly.
  • Live in clean and sober housing approved by the DUI Court Team.
  • Use an alcohol monitoring device equipped with camera to be determined by DUI Court Team.
  • Use Ignition Interlock Device as directed by DUI Court Team.
Prior to promotion to next phase you must:
  • Write an essay indicating why you should be promoted to Phase II
  • Essay should include accomplishments achieved to this point, sanctions and behaviors changed to overcome possible repeat behavior
  • Not have incurred any DUI Court Program violations 30 days prior to promotion to next phase
  • Not have incurred new traffic violations
Phase II - 5 Months
You must continue to comply with requirements of Phase I with the following modifications:
  • Appear for DUI Court every other week
  • Will have face to face visits with your probation case manager 1 to 2 times a week or as otherwise recommended by the DUI Court Team
In addition:
  • Complete community service hours with a DUI Court Team approved non-profit organization.
    • Letter from organization on organization’s letterhead verifying completed hours and services completed is required
    • Number of community service hours to be completed will be determined by the DUI Court team
  • Attend and participate in Moral Reconation Therapy
  • Obtain a tax-paying job and /or have parenting responsibilities, or combination of both and provide a copy of employment pay stub
  • Begin any educational requirement determined necessary by your probation case manager and the DUI Court Team. Verification of enrollment and attendance will be required
Prior to promotion to next phase you must:
  • Write an essay indicating why you should be promoted to Phase III
  • Essay should include accomplishments achieved to this point, sanctions and behaviors changed to overcome possible repeat behavior
  • Not have incurred any DUI Court Program violations 30 days prior to promotion to next phase
  • Not have incurred new traffic violations
Phase III - 5 Months
You must continue to comply with requirements of Phase 1 and 2 with the following modifications:
  • Appear for DUI Court once a month
  • Meet with probation case manager once a week
In addition:
  • Attend Victim Impact Panel
  • Continue to be employed with copy of pay stub being filed and/or if enrolled in educational Program verification of attendance or completion will be required
  • Continue to attend and participate in Moral Reconation Therapy
Prior to Promotion to the next phase you must:
  • Write an essay indicating why you should be promoted to Phase IV
  • Essay should include accomplishments achieved to this point, sanctions and behaviors changed to overcome possible repeat behavior
  • Not have incurred any DUI Court Program violations 30 days prior to promotion to next phase
  • Not have incurred new traffic violations
Phase IV - 3 Months
You must:
  • Successfully have completed treatment
  • Have 6 continuous months of drug and alcohol abstinence as measured by urinalysis and breathalyzer test results
  • At least one of the following:
    • 6 continuous months of full-time employment
    • 6 continuous months of full-time school attendance
    • 6 continuous months of a combination of work and school
    • 3 continuous months of full-time parenting with care of children
    • 3 continuous months of part-time work or school together with parenting responsibilities
  • Have graduated MRT
  • Attend and participate in 3 AA meetings weekly
  • Maintain weekly meetings with quality sponsor
  • Continue to submit to random urinalysis or breath tests
  • Continue to meet with probation case manager once a month
  • Have paid all restitution/cost recovery costs plus DUI Court Program fees prior to graduation
  • Attend and participate in monthly Drug or DUI Court Alumni Meetings
  • Participate in an exit interview with DUI Court Team