What is DUI School?
In California, driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI) is a serious offense and the penal code takes measures to penalize those who have been convicted of any DUI crimes. However, a big part of the fight against drunk driving is education. The state provides DUI education programs for those who have been convicted of said crimes.
Details of the Program
There isn’t just one program for every single DUI crime. Instead, based on the offense committed, the convicted driver has to attend a DUI school for a specific period of time. For example, a conviction for a first-time DUI with a blood alcohol content of greater than 0.20 could result in 9 months of education. This means the person would have to spend 60 hours in a classroom of a licensed DUI education program.
The program content itself will vary based on the type of program required. Continuing the example from above, that person would have to complete AB 1353 program. This 9-month program would have education, group sessions, individual sessions, and require attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. The program requirements will decrease or increase based on the crime. For the 30-month DUI program, not only would the driver have to attend education classes and group sessions, but they would also have to do up to 300 hours of community service. Each program also has an associated cost and if you have any questions about these programs and legal requirements, speak with an attorney today.