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In many states courts may order a person convicted of a DUI/DWI offense (driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated) to complete an alcohol rehabilitation or treatment program. Sometimes these programs are required as part of an offender’s probation following jail or prison time, and sometimes they are part of an offender’s probation or deferred adjudication in lieu of jail or prison time. And in some instances a person who is out of jail on bond and awaiting trial on a DUI/DWI charge may voluntarily enter an alcohol rehabilitation or treatment program—especially if the person has prior drug-and-alcohol-related convictions. An experienced DUI/DWI lawyer can be a valuable resource for helping such a person begin treatment and rehabilitation—and improving the potential outcome of pending criminal charges.

In Texas, courts have the authority to mandate that individuals convicted of DUI (Driving Under the Influence) or DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) offenses participate in alcohol rehabilitation or treatment programs. These programs may be a condition of probation, either after incarceration or as an alternative to serving time in jail or prison. Additionally, for those who are on probation or have received deferred adjudication, completion of such a program might be required. It is also not uncommon for individuals awaiting trial on DUI/DWI charges to proactively enroll in alcohol treatment programs, particularly if they have a history of drug or alcohol-related offenses. This proactive step can sometimes favorably influence the outcome of their case. An attorney with experience in DUI/DWI cases can provide valuable guidance to individuals in navigating the legal system and initiating their treatment and rehabilitation process.

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