DUI Courses: Should You Take Them Before a Conviction?

On behalf of The Berger Firm July 15, 2020

Living in Covington, you should be aware that a DUI is not only reckless but also potentially harmful to others. Unfortunately, many people still choose to drive while intoxicated, which could lead to crashes or arrests.

After a DUI arrest and conviction in Covington, you may be asked to attend an alcohol drug class. There are different types, such as drug education classes, DUI/DWI classes, alcohol awareness classes or MIP/MIC classes, which are for minors in possession or other offenses involving minors and alcohol. If the court orders you to take a DUI class, you will need to take one that is authorized from a provider that the court approves.

It’s also possible that you could be asked to attend a DWI/DUI assistance program, outpatient alcohol addiction program or other kind of drug or alcohol abuse program.

If You Want to Make a Good Impression on The Court, Should You Do These Classes in Advance of A Ruling?

If you know that it is likely that you’ll be convicted, taking a class or going to drug or alcohol abuse treatment may show that you’re being responsible and help the judge rule in a more sensitive manner. If this is not your first offense, the likelihood is that you would be ordered to take a year of alcohol or substance abuse treatment upon conviction, so getting started early can show that you are taking responsibility for your actions and doing what it takes to prevent a DUI in the future.

Your attorney will talk to you about if you should or should not enroll in a DUI program after an arrest. Every situation is different, so you will only want to do what makes you look the best to the judge.