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A DUI Charge Doesn’t Always Mean Jail Time

On Behalf of | Oct 25, 2018 | DUI

Contact DUI attorneys Smith and White to discuss an alternative to jail time for a DUI charge.

If you’ve been charged with a DUI, Pierce County offers an alternative to jail time. Immediately contact your attorney to see if you qualify for serving time in a detox facility versus the Pierce County Jail. Proper representation is crucial in DUI and DWI cases, a service DUI attorneys Smith and White provide.

What are some of the benefits?

First and foremost, if you have been convicted of a DUI and ordered to serve mandatory time, individuals can request to serve the time at a Pierce County detox facility. These centers are an alternative for any DUI offense and offer structured programs to help individuals with alcohol dependency that aid in maintaining a clean lifestyle. The program is an hour for hour conversion, and the time you serve is dependent on your court order. However, the environment of this facility is drastically different from jail and is a welcome alternative for many. This is a better option than burdening the already over-crowded jail system and provides exposure to counseling and resources, which are a step in the right direction. The goal for every participant is to get clean during the process and not become a repeat offender.

Tacoma’s Metropolitan Development Council provides a great overview of the program, here.

Chemical dependency is an issue that impacts millions, and if you suffer from this you deserve the opportunity to seek treatment. For more information on how we work with our DUI clients, click here: