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Posted over 3 years ago.

Hi Ronald, Thanks! Have you seen any cases where a judge has just given a non-reporting probation to a DUI convict?

Ronald S. Pichlik
Ronald S. Pichlik, DUI / DWI Attorney - Battle Creek, MI
Posted over 3 years ago.

On occasion, yes. You might want to try to get your substance abuse assessment done early, to help move things along. It might even be possible to be allowed to plea to impaired with fines and costs; provided your assessment comes back indicating no problems, and that you otherwise have a clean record.

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Posted over 3 years ago.

Thanks! Do you know who does a substance abuse assessment. Is it court assigned? I wanted to know whether I can do that without interfering my currently in-progress case.

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Posted over 3 years ago.

Hi Ronald, I was asked by the probation office at the time of arraignment to fill out a 10 page questionnaire. It had several questions related to alcohol use etc. Was that the substance abuse assessment or does the assessment occurs after sentencing?

Ronald S. Pichlik
Ronald S. Pichlik, DUI / DWI Attorney - Battle Creek, MI
Posted over 3 years ago.

Not sure if that was your assessment, I doubt it. The court is required to have you do one, so it will either be ordered at the time of the plea taking, or you can look in the yellow pages under substance abuse and find a place that performs them. The court will have you do one prior to sentencing. You could contact the court and just ask if the questions you answered were for the assessment.