DUI School: Georgia DUI Attorney Discusses DUI School, Risk Reduction & CostJuly 31, 2011
DUI School is a State-approved program in which those arrest or convicted of DUI learn about the effects of alcohol and the safety issues of alcohol and driving.
If you have been arrested for a DUI, it is usually a good idea to complete the Risk Reduction program, also called DUI School, prior to entering a plea because it generally helps with plea negotiations regarding a reduction or dismissal. Also, if convicted, the judge will almost certainly require it as part of the DUI Sentencing in Georgia.
It is important that you verify that the DUI School you are considering has been state-approved. Generally, a DUI School “session” lasts about two and a half to three days, typically starting on a Thursday. The instructor will cover ways to reduce the students’ risks for DUI arrests in the future. Topics that will be covered include understanding alcohol’s effects on the body and the relationship between eating food and alcohol, the increase in penalties for repeat offenders, safety dangers, etc. The class will also cover issues involving drugs and DUI.
Approved DUI & Defensive Driving School costs are mandated by the state, and in Georgia the cost to complete the course is $292. The fee includes two components, for assessment and intervention, required by Georgia law O.C.G.A. 40-5-83(e).
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About the authors: David B. Purvis and John Breakfield are Georgia Lawyers with Breakfield & Associates, Attorneys in Gainesville, Georgia and handle various DUI / DWI, Marijuana Arrests and other Georgia Criminal Defense matters. The law office of Breakfield & Associates, Attorneys can assist clients throughout Georgia including: Hall County (Gainesville, Oakwood, Flowery Branch), White County (Cleveland), Barrow County (Auburn, Bethlehem, Braselton, Carl, Statham, Winder), Lumpkin County (Dahlonega), Gwinnett County (Buford, Duluth, Sugar Hill, Lawrenceville), Jackson County (Braselton, Commerce, Hoschton, Jefferson, Pendergrass), Dawson County (Dawsonville), Habersham County (Demorest, Cornelia), Clarke County (Athens) and all of Northeast Georgia.
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