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Sobriety Court is generally for repeat offenders who have two or more offenses. Here
Here is a good article you can read: http://www.michbar.org/journal/pdf/pdf4article1976.pdf
For a first offense, there is a chance that the person's license will be suspended for 30 days, with an additional 150 days restricted driving privileges. If a plea to impaired driving is agreed upon with the prosecutor, the driver's license is not suspended at all, but it is restricted for 90 days.
Ok. I thought that may be the case.
I think sobriety court is only for repeat offenders to keep from losing his/her license altogether.
You can discuss the option with your attorney and bring it up to the judge during sentencing, but if sobriety court is only for repeat offenders, you would not be eligible, but the relief you're getting is likely better anyway.
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