Inspirations Court-Ordered Teen Rehab
Occasionally, teens who are struggling with behavior issues, oppositional defiance, or substance use or abuse issues, act out in ways that cause them to encounter problems with the legal system. Inspirations For Youth Teen Rehab, provides a program and services in response to a teen and families needs to adhere to specific court orders, juvenile probation, or a juvenile diversion program. Court orders must not involve circumstances or charges, in which a teen was violent or a threat to others.
The mission of Inspirations Teen Rehab Juvenile Services Program:
- To assist in the prevention of juvenile delinquent conduct
- Prevention of continued disruptive behavior
- Prevention of adolescent drug abuse
- And to provide for the care and rehabilitation of teens
Most teenagers on probation, holding court orders, or involved in the juvenile justice program are permitted to enter Inspirations Teen Rehab due to our commitment and ability to provide the level of supervision compliant with the juvenile court system.
Most teens are charged with misdemeanors. Misdemeanors transferred from a justice or municipal court typically include public intoxication, truancy, running away, inhalant abuse, and violation of school disciplinary codes that result in expulsion.
Inspirations Teen Rehab’s services for juvenile offenders includes screening of cases, presenting objective reports to probation or in a diversion program to the court, and executing court-ordered treatment and supervision.
Typical Services Inspirations Teen Rehab Provides
- Representation of a Teen for court appearances
- Compliance with a teen’s court orders
- Monthly reports for the court or juvenile probation
Common Juvenile Charges
- Public Disturbance
- Underage Alcohol Consumption
- Driving Under The Influence, Driving While Intoxicated, Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DUI, DWI, DUID)
- Possession of Marijuana
Driving Under the Influence (DUI), which is sometimes called Driving While Intoxicated, is a serious and common offense, especially, underage drunk driving. DUI is defined as operating a means of conveyance while excessive amounts of Alcohol, or any kind of controlled substance, are present in the body. Currently, all 50 states, including the District of Columbia, have laws on the books that make it a crime for anyone to drive with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of .08 percent. For those under the age of 21, however, that percentage is much lower and the underage drinking and driving laws and underage DUI consequences are less consistent across the each state.
Clearly, laws prevent teenagers from legally possessing, consuming, or driving under the influence of Alcohol, but as reality proves, teen drinking and driving still does occur. According to Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), nearly three-fourths of high school students consumed Alcohol illegally and against the proven facts of danger prior to graduation. The government’s Office of Applied Studies branch, notes that three million persons aged twelve to twenty, abuse or are dependent on Alcohol annually. For many of teens involved in drinking alcohol and risk driving while under the influence of alcohol, these decisions are at the very least looming indicators of future problems to come. If you know your teen is abusing alcohol you should seek help immediately. Contact us Now.
In addition to medical reasons, many people seek addiction treatment for legal reasons, such as DUI and other substance related charges. Inspirations Teen Rehab – Addiction Treatment Centers has experience working with attorneys and courts. Teen Drug and Alcohol treatment is frequently an alternative to jail terms and other penalties.
Inspirations Teen Rehab is an addiction treatment center that focuses on teens who have substance abuse, mental health, dual diagnosis, and other related issues, while offering a wide range of treatment modalities.
- Extended 24-hour structured living model
- A partial hospitalization program
- Intensive out-patient services
- As well as individual therapy and aftercare.
The length of stay is determined on an individual basis, taking into account the teen’s clinical, legal and medical needs. Financial arrangements are made on a case-by-case basis, in our attempt to provide affordable addiction treatment.
Underage Drinking and Driving Laws
Underage drinking and driving laws fall under a “zero tolerance” statute in state law. This statute dictates that it is illegal for anyone under the legal drinking age (21) to operate a motor vehicle if they have any Alcohol in their system. The amount of Alcohol that a minor can have in their system varies from state to state. Some states classify a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of anything greater than 0.0% as too high, whereas most states only charge those with a BAC greater than 0.02%. Many states set the level at 0.02% because certain cough syrups and mouthwashes contain a small amount of Alcohol. In states where the zero tolerance statute does not fall under DUI provisions minors can have relatively small punishments which might include having their licenses suspended and paying a fine, but not be charged with a DUI. In other states, however, minors can be charged with a DUI and face possible jail time. Minors in both cases might also be charged with the additional crime of consuming Alcohol as a minor.
Underage BAC and Sentencing Guidelines
In many states, anyone under 21-years-old caught driving with a BAC level of .02% or higher can be cited for an underage DUI. Although the punishments for underage DUI varies by state, the sentencing guidelines typically involve the following:
- Paying fines ranging from $100 to $2,500
- Impounding the car involved
- Attending drug/alcohol and driver’s education classes
- Completing between 30-60 days of community service
- Revocation of driving privileges for anywhere from 90 days to 3 years
- Paying any and all fees associated with the punishments
- Jail time, ranging from two days to one year
- Probation for a period of three to five years
Other charges often added to a typical underage DUI arrest include:
- Minor in possession of Alcohol
- Soliciting alcohol from an Adult
- Distributing Alcohol to other minors, if drunk passengers are present
- Child Endangerment Law violations
- Possession of false identification or uttering charges, if fake id’s are found
- The gamut of moving & vehicle violations at the discretion of the arresting officer
Tips for Adolescents and Young Adults:
- If you have respect for yourself, your friends will respect your right to be you. Respect yourself enough NOT to do something you know is not right
- In order to be treated like an adult, you have to act like one. This means following the rules your parent/guardian establishes for you, obeying the law and making responsible decisions
- Alcohol is not a solution to your problems. If you have a problem, find someone to talk to such as a friend, a sibling or a teacher
- Not everyone drinks. On college campuses, less than 40% of students are college drinkers.