Bridge Builders is pleased to announce that we now offer NC DWI Groups and DWI Assessment services. All services are conducted at our office.
OK - You got a DWI, now what? At the time of your arrest, you met with the magistrate who scheduled your trial date, generally for 3 to 6 weeks from that point. It is in your best interest to have a DWI Substance Abuse Assessment and begin the recommended treatment before the trial date. This may help land you a less severe punishment. The DWI Assessment and treatment group is required upon conviction, so this early action will help you get on track sooner.
Upon being charged with a DWI, you will be asked to take a chemical test (Breathalyzer or Blood Test). Refusal to perform any required test will result in the immediate revocation of your driver's license for at least 30 days and an additional, minimal 12 month revocation by the DMV. In certain instances, after 6 months of the willful refusal revocation has elapsed, the judge may issue a limited driving privilege.
If your intoxication test shows a BAC of 0.08 percent or more (0.04 or more, if you are driving a commercial motor vehicle), your driving privilege will be revoked immediately for a minimum of 30 days. Additionally, the results of your chemical test or the fact that you refused to take the test will be admissible as evidence in court.
As mentioned, part of the consequences for someone convicted of a DWI is the requirement of the DWI Substance Abuse Assessment to determine the level of treatment that must be completed. Depending on the results of your chemical test and the incidents of the arrest (first offence, accident with personal injury, property damage, etc.) you will have to complete a specified level of treatment. There are five levels of treatment, the first level is called ADETS, second level is short term, third level is longer term, fourth level is Intensive Outpatient Treatment and the Fifth level is Inpatient Residential treatment. Bridge Builders only conducts levels 2 & 3.
For more information regarding DMV Laws, please visit
http://www.ncdot.org/dmv/driver_services/drivershandbook/. Please see chapter 2 Alcohol and the Law.
To get answers to frequently asked questions about DWI’s, please visit: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/mhddsas/services/dwi/faq.htm
North Carolina DWI Assessments and Groups at Bridge Builders Counseling
Bridge Builders Counseling in Wilmington, NC is a licensed and state-approved provider of DWI Substance Abuse Assessments and groups. Our specially licensed therapists are available to provide the required DWI Assessment and groups, or substance abuse treatment program that will most benefit you.
For more information, we invite you to learn about the specifics of our in-office alcohol and drug screening process.
For directions, questions, to schedule a DWI Assessment, or register for classes or groups, please contact us or call our office at 910-792-9888.
DWI Class and Assessment Schedule
DWI Groups are held every Monday and Wednesday evening from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. DWI Assessment times vary, please call the office at 910-792-9888 for available times.
We do offer DWI Assessments one Saturday a month. This service requires payment prior to your scheduled appointment. Please call for details.
DWI Services Fee Schedule
DWI Assessment is a $100.00 state mandated fee.
DWI Treatment Groups are $35.00 per two hour class.
Bridge Builders Counseling offers a discount for anyone who pays their DWI Groups fees in full on their first group (must be paid in cash for discount). For 20 Hours the cost would be $315.00 (normally $350) and 40 Hours the cost would be $665 (normally $700).
All fees are paid in cash or credit card (may be subject to a processing fee). NO CHECKS OR INSURANCE ACCEPTED FOR DWI SERVICES.
In order for Bridge Builders Counseling to complete your DWI Assessment you will need to bring the following items to your assessment or else we can only administer your assessment. We cannot complete it or give you anything saying it has been completed or register the results with the state.
- Your citation from the arresting officer
- Your Judgment from court, IF you have been convicted.
- Your BAC reading or Refusal from the arresting officer.
- Your driving record. You must obtain your driving record from ANY state you have held a license in. For NC driving records you can order these online at: https://edmv-dr.dot.state.nc.us/DrivingRecords/DrivingRecords
Your assessment is only good for 6 months. If you fail to start your classes or groups within those 6 months you will have to pay for another assessment.
What is ADETS? ADETS stands for Alcohol Drug Education Training School; this is a program for a first time offender who does not have an identified substance use disorder but may be at risk for these disorders. The individual did not refuse to blow; and must have a recorded BAC of .14 or less. (This class is not offered at Bridge Builders Counseling.)
What is Level I? Level I is Short-Term Outpatient Treatment; this program is a minimum of 20 hours for offenders who refused to blow; blew over .14, meet criteria for substance abuse, or have previously completed ADETS. Groups must take place over a minimum of 30 days, per DMV requirements.
What is Level II? Level II is Long-Term Outpatient Treatment; this program is a minimum of 40 hours for offenders who meet diagnostic criteria for substance dependence or previously completed Short-Term Outpatient Treatment. Groups must take place over a minimum of 60 days, per DMV requirements.
We also offer Individual & Family Counseling Services as well as Drug Testing services as needed. We do accept cash, checks, insurance, and Medicaid for many of these services (see payment options for complete details).