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DUI Alcohol Education Courses

Why School is Not Out for the Summer

If you have been convicted of a DUI, get out your pencils and paper - you’re most likely going to attend alcohol education classes. Courts often impose DUI school as a means to help a DUI convict get his or her life back on track. If you successfully complete your DUI classes, you can often avoid having points added to your drivers' license and have reduced penalties. DUI classes can sometimes be a one day session or a series of shorter classes. This may require 12 hours or more of instruction.

Attending alcohol education courses are a great way of lessening a DUI conviction. Taking these courses can not only lessen a penalty. And attending support classes often bring a long-term solution to an individual’s alcohol problem. However, the effectiveness of courses has been long debated going back to the foundation of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). This is the most well-known alcoholic support organization today.

The alcohol education courses you may take range in intensity. The severity of a DUI conviction often determines what class best fits the offender. If the crime was minor, the court may conclude a one day session is sufficient. A more sever violation may result in ongoing attendance and an intense curriculum.

Attendance fees also range based on the intensity of the course and length. They are paid by the convicted party. Often times the DUI school will allow payment plans or a sliding scale for those with low incomes.

Charged with a DUI? An attorney specializing in DUI is the only way to effectively complete the court process. A DUI attorney may be able to eliminate the need for classes, or completely beat your DUI charge.