Judge Robert S. Anchondo
During the current COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure the safest and most responsible work environment for our organization, the DWI Intervention and Treatment Program is currently engaging in a telework schedule. We will be actively reading our email each day and should respond timely. We will also be checking our voice mail daily and should return your call in a timely manner.
You can contact us at (915) 834-8232 Ext. 5 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Screenings for the DWI Court Program are being performed over the phone and intakes are being performed via Zoom. If you need for a defendant to be screened, please send us your application via email to email@example.com
and we will keep you posted of screening results via email.
DWI Court review hearings are being held every Thursday via Zoom at 11:00am and 4:00pm. Participants please make sure that if you are scheduled for a review hearing, look out for the Zoom meeting invitation at least 5 minutes before the start of each review hearing time.
DWI Intervention and Treatment Program probation appointments are being held via Zoom. Probation officers can be reached at JMDominguez@epcounty.com
Treatment and group sessions are now virtual through video conferences. For any questions, please contact Aliviane at (915) 779-3764, 2 love 1 at (915) 222-0472, or Mr. Montoya at (915) 232-7474.
*If you are a participant from the DWI Intervention and Treatment Program and need immediate assistance, please contact surveillance officers.
Thank you and continue keeping safe and practice safe distance at all times.
500 E. San Antonio [view map
Suite 704, 7th Floor
El Paso, TX 79901
Phone: (915) 834-8232
Fax: (915) 834-8212
Lorena "Lory" Acosta
Judith A. Rodriguez
Specialty Court Liaison
Motion/Order for Deferred Adjudication of Guilt
Admonishment to Defendant of Right to Representation by Counsel
Advertencia al Acusado sobre el Derecho a ser Representado por Abogado
Trial Court's Certification of Defendant's Right of Appeal
Certification: Derechos de Apelacion del Acusado
Waiver of Arraignment
Waiver of Counsel
Renuncia de Abogado
Renuncia Voluntaria de Juicio Jurado
Declaracion Judicial del Acusado Delito Menor Clase C
Trial Court’s Certification of Defendant’s Right of Appeal
Waiver of Rights and Entry of Guilty Plea (General)
Waiver of Rights and Entry of Guilty Plea (DWIs before 9-1-19)
Order Waiving Traffic Fine for Conviction of Certain Intoxicated Driver Offenses
Admonishment to Defendant on Deferred Adjudication
Notice of Judicial Clemency for Defendants Placed on Community Supervision (Probation)
DWI Plea (Spanish)
Waiver of Arraignment (Spanish)
To all Defendants, Witnesses, Family Members and Law Enforcement Officers:
As a friendly reminder, Please DO NOT enter the courtroom or adjoining hallways with any of the following items:
- CHEWING GUM
- VIDEO CAMERAS
- TANK TOPS
Also please turn off all cell phones, beepers and pagers!!!
A todos los acusados, testigos, familiares y officiales de policia: Como un amable recordatorio, favor de NO ENTRAR a la corte u otros pasillos con ninguno de los siguientes articulos:
- CAMARAS DE VIDEO
- PANTALONES CORTOS/PANTALONERAS
- CAMISETAS SIN MANGAS
Tambien favor de apagar todos sus telephonos celulares y localizadores!!!
DWI Drug Court
National Drug Court Month
Hundreds of lives have been saved by El Paso’s drug courts. Never heard of a drug court or a “problem-solving” or “specialty” court? They are, essentially, the same thing and you are going to be hearing more and more about all of them. Last year, President Obama gave several speeches acknowledging that the criminal justice, especially as it pertains to individuals with substance abuse issues, is in need of some serious tweaking. He called for new innovative and effective tools to combat crime. He asserted that “there’s got to be a better way to do this” because locking up drug offenders and throwing away the key, though a very simple solution, does not work. Ten El Paso judges were finding a “better way” to approach criminal justice long before President Obama’s speech. For over 12 years, El Paso criminal offenders with serious substance issues have been offered the opportunity to participate in drug courts. Drug court programs that not only help them beat drugs; they offer the offender the chance to become a better person. Simply stated, a drug court is an intense program that lasts about a year and is divided into four phases. An entire team of professionals meets weekly to discuss the participant’s progress and offer its expertise to the judge. There are unannounced visits from law enforcement, random drug-testing, and, most importantly, accountability for the defendant. There are currently 10 treatment courts in El Paso County that treat various populations including juveniles, prostitutes, veterans, and DWI offenders. The common denominators are that these courts treat individuals with substance abuse issues in a proven evidence-based manner and with an eye to not incarcerating these individuals but helping them. To be clear, reducing crime and saving money by reducing needless incarcerations are bipartisan goals. Governor Abbott and the Texas legislature are strong supporters of drug courts. In fact, the governor’s office oversees a Specialty Courts Advisory Council to ensure that Texas’s courts are adhering to proven drug court principles. Judge Robert Anchondo invites El Paso to celebrate National Drug Court Month and see the power of drug courts first hand. On May 26th at 6:00 p.m. in County Criminal Court Number Two, Judge Anchondo and his team will be celebrating several participants’ graduation from his DWI Drug Court Program. The participants’ words regarding their growth through the program will convey the power of drug courts far better than this invitation ever could. President Obama has stated that “Justice and redemption go hand in hand.” Please join us and celebrate a program that, for over 12 years, has provided hundreds of El Pasoans both.