A DUI Clinical Evaluation is a court-mandated evaluation, usually ordered by the sentencing judge as part of the probationary terms and conditions. It can be conducted pre or post formal court proceedings. Being proactive and obtaining an evaluation in advance of a court appearance shows accountability and it is viewed favorably.
The evaluation is conducted in a written format followed by an in-person, face-to-face interview with a clinician. A drug and alcohol test will be administered to assess recent or current alcohol or drug usage. A detailed case presentation is prepared and provided at the conclusion of the interview. In cases of multiple DUIs, further collateral information and interview may be required to complete the assessment. An evaluation consists of a one-hour appointment with a clinical evaluator who must be an approved provider by the Georgia DUI Intervention authority.
We conduct the following DUI Evaluations
- Multiple DUI Evaluation
- Out of State DUI Evaluation
Our evaluators have over 25 years of expertise in the criminal justice and substance abuse recovery field. They are subject matter experts in DUI Court and Drug court operations, whether it be pretrial or post-adjudication (probation). While the process may seem overwhelming, we try our best to make it a friendly and comfortable situation. Our goal is to assist individuals in getting through tough times without additional stressors. Your evaluation will be conducted in a fair and expeditious manner utilizing all current assessment tools and techniques. For further about the entire.
Driving under the influence is not only detrimental to your life but it also comes with a boat load of consequences if a DUI charge becomes attached to it. The potential to lose everything from work to the ability to drive and operate a motor vehicle becomes daunting because of how long a DUI can stay on your record. Although DUI’s are not taken lightly in the eyes of the court systems, there are proactive steps and measures set in place to help drivers who get behind the wheel while they are inebriated. Unlike other medical consultations, DUI evaluations allow violators the opportunity to talk about their current and past habits as well as personal relationships and work history with an end goal of figuring out how drinking/drug use has affected these parts of their life. Being honest during an evaluation doesn’t create more trouble for a violator, instead it creates a way for that person to get proper treatment for the issues that led to a DUI charge.
DUI (Driving Under Influence) clinical evaluation also known as Alcohol/ Drug Clinical Evaluation begins with a scheduled one-on-one session between the person charged with DUI and the state approved SAP(Substance Abuse Professional). When an individual is charged with DUI, careless/reckless driving by the state, judge, attorney, or probation office, he/she has to get their clinical evaluation done for DUI before or after court proceedings. DUI evaluations is state-regulated. However, it is suggested to get the clinical evaluation done prior to your appearance in the court to show your good faith and accountability.
Evaluation is a one-hour session which has to be booked by the violator priorly with the clinical evaluator. Our professional will verify your exposure to substance abuse for different drugs while ensuring the confidentiality of the session. After the completion of the session our authorized clinician determines whether you need any sort of education, counseling, program or treatment. The final recommendation is explained to you before being handed over to you in writing. If he suggests some treatment program then, any violation in terms of attendance and other procedure during the course of the program will lead to a further violation on your part.
Our clinical evaluators are highly experienced and well knowledgeable to help you sort out your difficulties and set you on the right track. You can fix your appointment to let them guide you towards the right course of action. The majority of the offenders are afraid of the fact that they will be directed towards the treatment program however, it is not so. Each individual is analyzed by our professional considering their history, evaluation of their link with drug and alcohol abuse with proper use of available professional assessment tools and then only, we arrive on giving the accurate and fair recommendations for each case.
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