Hi - my name is XXXXX XXXXX X'm a Criminal Law litigation attorney. Thanks for your question.
USUALLY, when someone is convicted of a DUI, he/she is given punishment that can include jail time, fines and post-release supervision/probation, etc. During the probation period, the judge can order that the person attend treatment programs, substance abuse facilities, etc. Thus, IF this was part of your sentence, then it would be legally required of you. Also, if you failed to attend, the judge could revoke your probation and send you back to jail.
It ALL depends on what your judgment/sentence from the court was. However, it is certainly possible that all of this could be required of you as part of your sentence.
it says in my sentencing order from the court the defendent shall comply with all recommendations of the substance abuse evaluation ordered by the court. Is this part of the punishment? yes or no?
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