About the Court
The Hall County DUI Court mission is to make offenders accountable for their actions, bringing about a behavioral change that reduces DUI recidivism and the abuse of alcohol and other drugs while raising the re-licensure rate for participants that complete the program. The goals of the court are to:
Protect the public
Treat the victims of DUI offenders in a fair, just way
Educate the public as to the benefits of DUI courts for the communities that they serve
Hall County DUI Court began in 2003 and is designed to coordinate substance abuse intervention with judicial support through an immediate sanctions and incentives process. Participant entry into the DUI Court is mandatory and charges are not reduced or dismissed upon successful completion of the program. One goal is to reduce the Driving Under the Influence recidivism through substance abuse intervention with immediate judicial review. Another goal of the DUI Court is to facilitate the re-licensure of participants in the program.
The DUI Court is a partnership among:
Local licensed substance abuse treatment providers
Incarceration has not proven an effective, long-term deterrent for repeat offenders. The ability to utilize judicial review in regards to treatment allows for a higher degree of follow-through and accountability for the participants in this program. This leads to a higher level of treatment success and in increase in public safety as a result.