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Is it unconstitutional for judges to mandate drunk drivers and other offenders to attend 12-step programs?

TheFix 2012/12/03 20:44:05
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  • ProudProgressive 2012/12/03 20:52:13
    No.
    ProudProgressive
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    Generally, alternative resolutions to criminal cases like attending 12-step programs are offered to drunk driving defendants as an alternate option to going to jail and/or losing your driver's license for a longer period of time. The defendant does not have to go to the program, but if he chooses not to he will spend some time in jail.

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  • The Electrician 2012/12/04 00:42:45
    No.
    The Electrician
    +1
    States rights and the protection of the public, trump the Constitution.
  • JustBeingAtPeace 2012/12/03 22:48:15
    No.
    JustBeingAtPeace
    No actually many "choose" it instead of Jail.
  • wtxwoman 2012/12/03 22:09:30
    No.
    wtxwoman
    +1
    It's a punishment and they might learn something. Don't they usually have a choice of jail time or treatment?
  • Philo-Publius 2012/12/03 21:43:08
    No.
    Philo-Publius
    +1
    The 1st Amendment's prohibition is on Congress.
  • The Elitist Libtard SodaJerk 2012/12/03 21:12:17
    No.
    The Elitist Libtard SodaJerk
    +2
    Most offenders would quickly choose 12 step/out patient programs as opposed to serving time in jail.
  • ProudProgressive 2012/12/03 20:52:13
    No.
    ProudProgressive
    +3
    Generally, alternative resolutions to criminal cases like attending 12-step programs are offered to drunk driving defendants as an alternate option to going to jail and/or losing your driver's license for a longer period of time. The defendant does not have to go to the program, but if he chooses not to he will spend some time in jail.

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