Do I Really Need To Attend Counseling After An Arrest?
– GF, Texas
You should always register for and complete any counseling that is a condition of your personal bond.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re guilty or not. If you fail to comply with a bond condition the judge may revoke your bond and put you back in jail.
Also, when prosecutors are making offers on your case, they may reduce or dismiss charges if you complete counseling upfront. While counseling alone will not likely get your DWI case dismissed, it may save you 3 to 6 months of probation.
That could save you $200 to $500.
If placed on probation, you would most likely have to complete counseling anyway. It also might make a difference on whether you are offered jail or probation. In an assault case, your case might even get dismissed.
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