What Are DUI Classes in Georgia?
Drivers facing drunk driving charges in Georgia are routinely ordered to take DUI classes to help them get their lives back on track.
DUI classes are also associated with reduced drunk driving changes like possession of marijuana and reckless driving. People convicted of underage possession of alcohol while operating a motor vehicle or boating under the influence (BUI) may also be ordered to attend DUI classes.
DUI classes are also known as risk reduction school and DUI schools. They are regulated by the State of Georgia. This means the price and curriculum are standardized across the state.
A list of risk reduction schools can be found on the Georgia Department of Driver Services website. When you attend your DUI class you will have to take an initial assessment. This involves filling in a 130-question survey which asks about your alcohol and drug use. The DUI school will assign you to your classes based on your responses.
Anyone convicted of a DUI in Georgia or a licensed Georgia driver who receives a DUI in another state must successfully complete a Department of Drivers Services (DDS) approved DUI alcohol or drug use risk reduction program (DUI School) as well as undergoing an evaluation. If recommended, he or she should complete a substance abuse treatment program.
Why You Should Take DUI Classes In Georgia
You don’t have to be convicted of a DUI to attend DUI classes. Georgia law mandates that any person charged with drunk driving takes a DUI risk reduction class. You should register for a class as soon as possible. If you show a willingness to address the problem it may help your case when you appear in court.
The programs were also set up to help defendants with drug and alcohol problems as well as highlighting the dangers associated with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The Georgia DUI risk reduction class is 20 hours. It can be completed online. These classes are usually cheaper. The number of hours may be increased depending on the number of DUI offenses you have.
DUI drivers must successfully complete the course in order to get their license back. If you are seeking to get your license back, sign up for the class from the outset and complete it as soon as possible.
Your attorney can advise you on how to enroll for a course. We can also present evidence about the progress you are making during your court hearing. This may help in sentencing mitigation. Georgia has complicated DUI laws. Even if your breath alcohol content (BAC) is under the limit of 0.08 BAC, you can be convicted under the DUI “less Safe” statute. Georgia has some of the strictest DUI laws in the nation.
It’s always advantageous to take DUI classes in Georgia. Please contact us for more details at (404) 913-1529.