What To Expect During DUI Classes
A conviction for driving under the influence or DUI usually carries consequences that include jail time, hefty fines, and probation, among other things.
More often than not, judges also require offenders to attend DUI school as part of their probationary sentences.
DUI school is exactly what it sounds like. If the court orders you to sign up for it, it means you will have to show up for DUI classes.
And these are classes you couldn’t just skip the way many people did (and do) in high school. Failure to complete DUI school will be considered a violation of the terms of your probation, and the judge handling your case will likely order your arrest.
If you’re required to attend DUI school, you don’t have much of a choice in the matter.
So, what should you expect during DUI classes?
The length of DUI classes may vary.
If you’re a first-time offender and your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level at the time of your arrest wasn’t that far off from the limit, your DUI classes may only take hours.
However, offenders with much higher BAC levels will likely be ordered to attend longer and more intensive classes, which could take you weeks to finish.
If you’re attending shorter DUI classes, you can only expect lectures and statistics about the dangers of drunk driving, as well as anecdotes that will drive that point home.
Longer DUI classes for more severe cases and habitual offenders, on the other hand, could also include random drug and alcohol testing for participants.
You can also expect tips on avoiding drinking and driving to help prevent more DUI charges in the future.
Depending on your state, you may also have the option to attend an online DUI class instead of an in-person one. If you want to know the difference between the two, check out the infographic below.