About the Court
The Hall County Solicitor-General serves on the Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Court team, personally. The Hall County DUI Court is 1 of the founding DUI Courts in the state, and serves as a model to new courts around the state of Georgia and the country.
The DUI Court has a mission to make offenders accountable for their actions, bringing about a behavioral change that reduces DUI recidivism and the abuse of alcohol and other drugs while raising the re-licensure rate for participants that complete the program. The court aims to:
- Protect the public
- Treat the victims of DUI offenders in a fair, just way
- Educate the public as to the benefits of DUI courts for the communities that they serve
Long-Term Program Benefits
Incarceration has not proven an effective, long-term deterrent for repeat offenders. The DUI Court program creates an ability to utilize judicial review in regards to treatment allowing for a higher degree of follow-through and accountability for the participants in this program. This will lead to a higher level of treatment success, an in increase in appropriate re-licensing of eligible offenders, and most importantly increased public safety.