Our firm's Will County DUI attorneys can assist you or a loved one who has been arrested for DUI in Will Country. Contact us to discuss your DUI case by calling (312) 466-9466.
If you have been arrested for DUI in Will County and are convicted, you may be asked to enroll in an alcohol counseling or education program. Just which programs a defendant is required to complete will be determined by the sentence handed down by a judge or jury. Examples of available services include alcohol education classes, DUI risk education, out-patient and in-patient treatment, and adolescent- specific services.
There are 21 treatment centers in Will County located across the county in Joliet, Bolingbrook, Crete, Frankfort, Mokena, Naperville, New Lenox, and Plainfield.
A defendant who has been found guilty of Driving Under the Influence will be asked to take an Alcohol and Drug Evaluation. Based on the results of that examination, an evaluator will assign an offender one of four classifications: Minimum Risk, Moderate Risk, Significant Risk, and High Risk. When it comes time for sentencing, this classification will be used by the judge to determine which alcohol education or counseling program an offender must complete as part of their sentence.
Each risk level carries a guideline recommendation for length and rigor of treatment.
Minimum Risk requires at least 10 hours of DUI Risk Education. If the court sentences you to Moderate Risk treatment, you will be required to fulfill a minimum of 10 hours of DUI Risk Education as well as at least 12 hours of early intervention counseling.
The next level, Significant Risk, requires 10+ hours of DUI Risk Education, at least 20 hours of substance abuse treatment, and ongoing participation in additional activities determined by a continuing care plan.
Finally, a classification of High Risk will require at least 75 hours of substance abuse treatment and ongoing adherence to a continuing care plan. However, it should be noted that these guidelines could be increased by a judge or jury if there are additional aggravating circumstances.
Not all Will County DUI treatment centers offer programs of every level, but the majority offer the basic DUI Risk Education program. For a complete list of which treatment centers offer which services, visit the website of the Circuit Clerk of Will County.
If you have been convicted of DUI in Will County and sentenced substance abuse treatment, you may find yourself at one of the 21 Will County DUI treatment centers below:
Our office has a history of aggressively defending Will County residents citizens accused of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) and driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) under the laws applicable in Will County. Call us today at (312) 466-9466 to schedule an in-office consultation.