Unlike DUI courts in other Georgia counties, the Fulton County DUI court is struggling to survive. Because of funding the program only takes on 3rd offense DUI suspects and they must volunteer for the program. This means there aren’t many takers which translates to even less funding in a vicious circle.
According to this piece in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, those people who participate in a DUI court like the one in Fulton County are 3 times less likely to get another DUI conviction than those who go the traditional route.
So why aren’t more people participating? [Read more…]