In 1983, a law was established in Michigan requiring any person arrested and convicted for any alcohol-related driving violation to undergo an alcohol assessment. This assessment is completed before a person is sentenced. The alcohol assessment is used to determine if a person does or does not have a substance abuse problem, and if so, whether rehabilitation will benefit the person. The defendant is responsible for paying the cost of the screening and assessment and all rehabilitative services.
There are three specific types of charges involving the use of alcohol while driving a car for which you could be arrested and prosecuted. They are:
- Operating Under the Influence of Liquor (OUIL)
- Operating While Impaired (OWI)
- Unlawful Blood Alcohol Level (UBAL)
The Probation Department will monitor your success in these programs if you are ordered to attend one or several of them. If you were ordered to the Community Service Program, your successful completion of that program will also be monitored by a probation officer.