Note on Table Creation: The information in the tables comes from databases that are always being updated. As a result, the tables only show the information that was in the databases on the day they were created. Information in the databases can change because cases that were disposed at the time the table was created were later reopened, or because of the late entry of data. Because of this, all of the tables are created on the 5th business day after the close of the fiscal year.
Pre-Trial Alcohol Education Program
Upon application to the alcohol education program, the court file is sealed. Applicants are referred to the Court Support Services Division (CSSD) for an eligibility investigation. They are also evaluated by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and this evaluation results in a recommendation for placement in one of three programs: (1) a 10-week intervention program; (2) a 15-week intervention program, or (3) a treatment program.
If the defendant successfully completes the assigned program, the charges are dismissed by the court.
Driving Under the Influence Glossary
Bond forfeiture: The posted bond in the case is forfeited. The case is then closed.
Dismissed: First-time offenders can enter the pre-trial education program where their case is dismissed if they successfully complete the program.
Guilty: The defendant is found guilty either by pleading guilty or is convicted after a court or jury trial.
Not guilty: the defendant is found not guilty after a court or jury trial.
Nolle: The prosecutor elects not to pursue the case.
Suspension: The defendant fails to appear and as a result, his or her driver's license is suspended until the defendant reopens the case, at which time prosecution will resume.