If you are coming in for your first appointment for an evaluation for a DUI, or court required evaluation, you will need the following.
1. A copy of your complete driving record, which can be obtained at the Department of Licensing, and defendant case history, which can be obtained at the court house. We will need the police/arrest report and information on the arrest date and blood alcohol level. Your attorney may have the driving record, police report and the defendant case history. They can fax it to us at (509) 927-4669.
2. You will need to pay for the evaluation at the time of your appointment. If you are seeking insurance to cover the cost of the evaluation, you will need to bring in your insurance card with you.
3. If you need to sign up for the Alcohol / Drug Information School, you will need to come in to pay $ 80 and to sign up. The sign up will take about ten minutes. The sign up times are Monday through Thursday, between the hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The evaluation will be confidential and no information will be disclosed unless you sign an authorization to release the information. The evaluation will be in two basic parts. You will be given written tests, and the evaluator will ask some questions in an effort to determine if there is an alcohol / drug problem. The evaluator will do their best to help you feel at ease during the process. There are three basic areas of assessment that a person will be placed into. The areas are as follows:
No significant problem, a pattern of abuse, and dependency. For each category there are certain minimal treatment or education requirements that may be required in order to satisfy the courts and / or the Department of Licensing.
Evaluations will be about one and a half hours at the longest. If you are not sure what you want to do, we can provide a free initial consult ( half hour ). If you then decide you want our services, then a formal appointment or intake would be scheduled at that time at the normal cost.
We will beat the cost of all local agencies for the same recommended program. Cost will be figured on the number of recommended group hours and individual hours.