What Can You Expect?
In many states you must complete DUI or DWI classes following a drunk driving conviction. Sometimes this is
mandated by the court, and sometimes your driver's license department requires it as a condition for reinstating your
Even if you're not forced to take the classes, it's still a smart idea to do so. A skillful
attorney may use DWI classes as a bargaining point with the court to lessen other fines and penalities imposed upon you.
Here Are 6 Points Regarding DWI Classes:
- Get an approved list of DUI class providers from the court or your driver's license department.
Learn what specific course you need to take; as often there are different class requirements for first-time offenders and those with multiple DUI convictions.
- Learn what specific course you are required to take; as often there are different DUI or DWI class
requirements for first-time offenders and those with multiple DUI convictions.
- Before you sign up for the class, confirm that it's from an approved provider and it's the correct
class. If you're taking a classroom course and feel a little embarrassed about having to take a DUI education program,
look for classes with off-peak hours as fewer people will be in attendance. You can also consider online options if they
are accepted in your area.
- Be an active participant, absorb the information, and complete the DWI classes. After all, you're
paying for the class and you might as well get the most out of your money.
- Obtain the completion certificate. Be sure you get proof of what you attended and when, as well as a
receipt for the money you paid. Some courts or driver's license departments request the
certificate be sent directly from the school.
- Find out what's required of you, and then follow
the rules. Failing to follow through will just delay the approval process for you. If you're confused about this or other matters regarding your situation, ask questions. This is not a process with which most
people are familiar with. Others will have the same questions.
DUI fines and penalties for a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) conviction are wide-ranging. Most people are aware that
your driver's license can be suspended if you are caught drinking and driving, but that is often not enough to deter them
from drinking and driving. Many drivers are not aware a DUI really can result in jail time.
Resources For Driving Charges
Additional Resources To Preserve Your License
Locate Sobriety Check Points and Speed Traps BEFORE You Get To Them!
Go to the website of your particular state to verify the drunk driving laws, penalties and fines. Changes occur in state DUI
laws and this site is meant to provide general information only. Our disclaimer.
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