A DUI Court is a specialized court docket 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 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.‚Äč

In Michigan, the DUI Court program allows eligible individuals convicted of certain drunk driving offenses to obtain a restricted driver license after admittance into a sobriety court and installation of an ignition interlock device on vehicles they drive and own.

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