Davidson County has a mental health program that potentially provides an alternative to DUI convictions. Davidson County has a mental health court that provides intensive services to people who are eligible. This program can result in a person’s DUI and criminal charges being completely dismissed if a person successfully completes the program.
First, a person needs to suffer from a mental illness that can include substance abuse but must include a mental illness. Often substance abuse goes hand in hand with a mental illness, the and thus this program can help with both issues.
Second, a person needs to apply and be accepted. This will require the DA’s office to agree.
Third, a person’s case will be transferred to the jurisdiction of the mental health court. This will result in the person being strictlhy monitored by the court. However, besides giving a person a second chance, it also helps a person restart their life and life a productive life.
Jonathan Turner has experience at helping clients receive this program. Call Mr. Turner to see if you are eligible for an alternative to a DUI or criminal conviction.