The average first time DUI Offender does not have a problem with alcohol. Many, otherwise law abiding and sober citizens, make a judgement error and get arrested for a DUI after consuming a moderate amount of alcohol. However, I also represent clients who have a significant addiction to alcohol or drugs. Alcohol can destroy lives and getting arrested for a DUI is often a culmination of years of alcohol abuse.
I am representing a client at present who has two prior DUI convictions and has just been arrested again with a .35% blood alcohol concentration. She is a danger to herself and to the community and she would be the first to admit this. She has already tried Alcoholics Anonymous and a stay in a residential treatment facility. Unfortunately, she just can't stop drinking.
Residential treatment programs for DUI Offenders are expensive and unaffordable for some. The cost ranges from $2,500 per month to over $60,000 per month. Medical insurance does not cover the cost of residential treatment. Some insurance companies have their own out patient treatment programs for a short period of time, such as Kaiser.
If you or a loved one has a problem with alcohol, is facing a DUI prosecution and needs guidance with treatment, please contact Los Angeles and Orange County DUI Lawyers, Gold & Witham for a free consultation.