Specialized DUI Court in Manatee County

A number of serious injuries and traffic fatalities occur in Manatee County each year as a consequence of accidents caused by drivers with two or more convictions
for driving under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances.

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has agreed to provide funding through a grant for a specialized DUI Court, to be implemented by Manatee County Court, by and through the Twelfth Circuit Court Administrator.

The DUl Court will target repeat DUI offenders with intense counseling and testing with the goal of reducing recidivism.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the screening for the program is being conducted via phone by the DUI Court Director or Assistant Program Director.

Attorney for Manatee County DUI Court

If you are charged with DUI in Manatee County, FL, and have several prior DUI convictions on your record, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Sammis Law Firm. Whether you are facing a first, second, third, or even fourth DUI, we can help.

Our attorneys fight DUI cases involving a breath, blood, or urine test, as well as a refusal to submit to chemical testing.

If you are accused of being a repeat DUI offender, contact us about the pros and cons of entering the DUI Court in Manatee County, FL, at the courthouse in Bradenton.

Call 813-250-0500.

Costs to Complete the Manatee County DUI Court

According to Administrative Order No. 2009 – 12.6 for the Twelfth Judicial Circuit in and for Manatee County, FL, effective June 15, 2009, Manatee County by and through its Board of County Commissioners has agreed to act as applicant agency for the grant, and has consented to allocate and collect costs, fees, and assessments paid by participants in the DUI Court,

Therefore, the court ordered that as a condition of entry into the program, participants in the Manatee DUI Court shall be required to pay costs and fees in the
amount to be set by the supervising judge, unless the costs and fees are waived by the court for good cause.

Such sums shall be paid to the clerk of court and deposited in an account reserved by the county to defer the operational costs of the program. The order was sent to Hon. K. Douglas Henderson, the DUI Court Supervising Judge.

This article was last updated on Friday, July 31, 2020.