California drivers convicted of Driving Under the Influence (DUI), or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) face numerous repercussions, including fines, possible jail time, and driver's license suspensions. However, courts have begun to acknowledge that punishing drunk drivers without addressing underlying problems with alcohol or drugs is ineffective.
Because of this shift in attitude, sentencing alternatives such as mandatory attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings have become more prevalent. A skilled California DUI defense attorney will evaluate each DUI case to determine whether the driver is likely to qualify for alternative sentencing.
Alcoholics Anonymous meeting attendance is usually required as a condition of probation in DUI cases. The number of meetings a driver must attend during a certain period of time is established by the court, and attendance is recorded on a "court card" signed by the meeting secretary. If the driver doesn't attend the required number of meetings, he or she will violate probation and likely go to jail.
There are a variety of AA meetings in every community that take place on weekdays, evenings, and on weekends. To locate a meeting, look up the "Alcoholics Anonymous Central Office" in any phone directory, or log on to www.aa.org. Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are funded by voluntary donations. Drunk driving offenders who wish to seek help will meet other individuals there who understand and relate to the problems they are experiencing.
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Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; AA are self-supporting through their own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. The primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
Alcoholics Anonymous® has produced a questionnaire to help individuals determine whether they are alcoholics. Anyone who answers yes to four or more questions may have a problem with alcohol.
Approximately 13 million Americans are believed to suffer from untreated substance abuse problems, but help is available to those who seek it. Alcoholics Anonymous has helped more than 2 million problem drinkers live sober lives.
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