I live in: Michigan
Please allow me to apologize in advance for the length of this post; however, I felt it necessary to in order to furnish a lucid explanation of my situation.
In May of 2004 I was arrested and charged with DUI after testing very high for my blood alcohol content. I pled guilty and was given 1 year of unmonitored probation, ordered to complete an alcohol treatment program and to attend at least 30 AA meetings during this time. Of course, I was not allowed to consume any alcoholic beverages during this time as well. The judge ordered such a light sentence do to this having been my first arrest and only my second traffic violation (I was 31 years of age at the time).
After completing the month long treatment at a substance abuse clinic and having gone to 25 AA meetings, I found myself drinking again; not driving but drinking and very heavily. I would even drink prior to AA meetings and would force myself into having to walk in order to not drink and drive but to still be able to consume alcohol.
I have come to realize that there are many reasons for my insobriety but I’m not sure this is the proper place to discuss them, so I’ll persist with my legal issue.
On one of these journeys to what would have been my 44th AA meeting (don’t ask me why I was still going to them and attending under the influence of alcohol, but it seemed to make sense in my distorted state of mind) I passed out sitting on the doorstep of a church and the reverend phoned for an ambulance to rescue me. Two days later I received a phone call, yes, it was from my probation officer who had learned of my ambulance ride to the emergency room; I had indeed violated my probation.
At that time I felt I was in no condition to properly handle the situation (I couldn’t handle my own life let alone pay my debt to society), so I made a cowardly, overdramatic decision to move to a new county.
I have since been able to control my alcoholism by not drinking for more than 24 months and have established a profitable online business developing complete website solutions for my clients. I do this all from home and I’m a single man without children; I’m also an avid bike rider which allows me to avoid driving (a good thing considering I don’t have a license). I feel that I’m emotionally recovered from the four year period in which I fell into a deep depression. I would also like to turn myself into the police and face the judge so I can attempt to make amends for my wrongdoings and restore my life to a more customary, less reclusive existence.
My question then is this: What can I expect?
Thanks for your assistance