Drug and Sobriety Courts are specialized court dockets for certain defendants with substance use disorder that substitutes a problem-solving model for traditional criminal court processing. In other words, it's a type of court supervised treatment program for individuals who abuse or are dependent upon any controlled substance or alcohol.
These courts are specially designed to reduce recidivism and substance abuse among nonviolent substance-abusing offenders and to increase the offenders' likelihood of successful habilitation through early, continuous, and intense judicially-supervised treatment, mandatory periodic drug testing, and use of appropriate sanctions.
In Michigan, the Sobriety Court program allows eligible individuals convicted of certain drunk driving offenses to obtain a restricted driver license after admittance into sobriety court and installation of an ignition interlock device on vehicles they drive and own.
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