Alcohol School

Ventura DUI – Drinking Driver Program (Alcohol School)

The enrollment and completion of a Drinking Driver Program (also referred to as Alcohol School) is required if you are convicted of a DUI in Ventura. It is imposed by both the Court as a condition of your probation and a requirement by the DMV as one of the conditions of getting your driver's license reinstated. Enrollment in the Drinking Driver Program is also a requirement of applying for a restricted driver's license that allows you to drive during your period of suspension.

BAC < .15 – 3 Month Program

On most first offense Ventura DUI cases, except those with higher alcohol levels, the length of the required programs is 3 months, or 90 days. Generally, the classes are once a week, with morning and evening classes available, Monday through Friday. The cost for the 3 month program varies from county to county, but in a Ventura DUI case is about $850, and payment plans are available.

BAC > .15 – 9 Month Program

On first offense DUI cases with elevated alcohol levels, typically above .15% in a Ventura DUI case, the 9 month program must be completed. Most multiple offense DUI cases require the completion of the 18 month program. The cost of both the 9 and 18 month programs are much higher than the 3 month program.

Ventura DUI Attorney Jasen Nielsen

In Ventura DUI cases involving elevated alcohol levels, the imposition of the 9 month program causes serious complications and delays with respect to getting your license fully reinstated, and increase your costs by more than $1000. I am frequently able to get my clients the 3 month program rather than the 9 month program, even in cases with a BAC as high as .18. If you have been arrested for a DUI in Ventura and have questions about the Drinking Driver Program, please click call (805)564-4DUI to set up your free initial consultation with Ventura DUI attorney Jasen Nielsen.

Keep Driving

After a DUI, you only have 10 days to request a hearing with the DMV. If you don't, your license will automatically be suspended, and you won't be able to drive at all for 30 days - not even to work! Give me a call today and I'll request your hearing for you so you can keep driving.

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DUI punishment is always increasing, and the penalties are always getting stiffer. Even on a first offense, jail time is a real possibility, in addition to a host of other potential consequences, including the suspension of your license, probation, fines and fees and more. I am ready today to fight your case if can be won and to help you minimize the charges and punishment if it cannot. Check out my client reviews and success stories for more.