What is a CRN Evaluation?
In Bucks County, the local Bucks County District Justice will refer to an initial alcohol evaluation called a CRN (Court Reporting Network) evaluation. You must schedule your CRN evaluation within 72 hours of your Bucks County Preliminary Hearing. While your evaluation does not have to be completed in 72 hours, you must make an appointment by telephone in that time frame. There is a fee of $75 associated with this process. The following two organizations are approved Bucks County providers of CRN evaluations:
4833 Hulmeville Road
Bensalem, PA 19020
The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc
252 W Swamp Rd
Baliwick Office Campus, #33
Doylestown, PA 18901
Family Service Association
4 Cornerstone Dr.
Langhorne, PA 19047
Drug and Other Alcohol Assessment (AOD Assessment)
In addition to your CRN, if you are charged with a first offense DUI with a BAC of .16 or above, or any subsequent DUI offense, you will also be required to complete an Alcohol and other Drug Assessment. This assessment focuses on your alcohol and/or drug use. It also delves into your medical, emotional and mental history, family life, education, employment, and criminal background. Treatment is likely to be recommended as a result. The cost of this assessment is $140 and this is in addition to your CRN fee.
CRN evaluation results are automatically transmitted to the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office. If a CRN counselor determines that you need additional alcohol or drug counseling/treatment, the sentencing judge at Common Pleas Court in Doylestown will order you to complete the recommended treatment or rehabilitation. Saile & Saile, LLP can prepare you for your Bucks County CRN evaluation and AOD Assessment so that you will have the best chance to achieve positive results in your Bucks County DUI case.