Alcohol Education Classes And DUI
Can Alcohol Education Classes Help With A DUI?
If you have been charged with a DUI in Colorado Springs, there are many details that you and your attorney will have to deal with. These “details” can include include numerous fees, fines, community service, possible jail time and, more than likely, alcohol education classes.
Yes – alcohol education classes can help with your DUI. We’ll explain below.
Mostly, it all depends on your specific situation when you were arrested, arrest record and convictions, prior DUIs, etc. Your defense attorney will likely suggest that you undergo assessment for alcohol and drugs as well as get treatment and/or alcohol education classes.
One thing that we’ve learned in dealing with many DUI cases over the years is this: Voluntarily taking an approved Alcohol Education Class can help with plea negotiations, possibly reducing the severity of DUI punishments. You have to show the judge that you’re serious about your DUI and that you want to prevent any problems in the future.
But I Don’t Have An Alcohol Problem!
It doesn’t matter whether you have a problem with alcohol or not, it will be assumed that you have issues with alcohol, hence the DUI. It’s in your best interest to take advantage of any help along the way so as to mitigate any part of a DUI punishment that you can.
Improve Your DUI Defense By Getting Alcohol Education Classes
In many cases, you will be ordered by the judge to do mandatory alcohol education once you’ve been charged with a DUI in Colorado. Once you take a plea bargain (if it’s negotiated), then you will most likely have to do alcohol education as part of your probation terms.
Taking these classes voluntarily or getting treatment before going to trial or entering a plea can also improve your defense.
By voluntarily undergoing alcohol education before going to court, it will improve your defense when it comes to plea bargain negotiation. This will indicate that you accept the consequences of your actions and that you are have taken responsibility for what you’ve done.
It also shows that you have taken your DUI charge very seriously and are taking actions to prevent future issues, which can potentially improve your outcome.
Colorado Springs Alcohol Education
Once you and your attorney have decided that alcohol education classes are right for your situation, then you need to ensure that you choose a program that is fully approved by the state of Colorado. Click HERE for more information. Be sure to check out the list of both Level I and Level II courses that have been approved.
The prices of the classes vary, however, you will get a discharge referral summary which can be shown to the court for your defense.
Luckily, there are many providers that are approved so you should be able to find a class that works for you.
This will go a long way in helping your lawyer to make headway with the plea bargain and the judge. It will show that you’ve taken your charges seriously and you’re doing everything you can to prevent future alcohol and driving issues.
Charged With A DUI?
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