A woman facing jail time opted for a little-known program offered in the Denver courts, according to 9 News. The woman opted for a relatively new program in Denver called sobriety court. For some people, sobriety court may look like an attractive options, because it promises less jail time. Judges can offer sobriety court for people who they feel may benefit from the more intensive, and personalized counseling. The program is not cheap, but many supporters feel that it can be an effective way to help a person with an alcohol problem. One judge interviewed believes that helping people who have problems controlling their drinking is in the greater public interest. However, the program does have detractors. If the options for sobriety court is to be given, it is offered at the first hearing, which typically occurs about a week after the arrest. Some critics believe that people may be given only part of the story when being offered sobriety court, and that it is extremely important to make a decision of this nature with a full understanding of the facts. In some cases, people who opt for sobriety court may ultimately spend more time in jail than they otherwise would have.
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