How will in-patient treatment affect the outcome of my case?
Question Details: I am being charged with my second DUI in 3 months, as well as a first offense DUS. I am currently waiting for my next court date. I am hoping to get into an inpatient treatment program before then and I'm curious how that might affect my court case.
It should tend to make the prosecutor recommend and/or the court impose sanctions more towards the lower end of what is permitted, but they still must work within the range of penalties provided for by law. For your 2nd DUI, that appears to include at least 7 days mandatory jail time and a fine of at least $200. But since you could get jail of up to 6 months and a $750 fine, getting any reduction in what you might get is worthwhile.
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