6 Month First Time DUI Program

This 45-hour program meets the requirements for a conviction of a first offense Driving Under the Influence with an alcohol level over .20.

Program Information

This program meets the requirements for the conviction of a first offense driving under the influence. The program is a total of 45 hours combining alcohol and drug assessment, alcohol and drug education, process groups and individual interviews. Originally created for the high alcohol .20 arrests several years ago, the 6 month program has been replaced by the 9 month first offender program in California.

It is designed to not only raise the participants awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving and prevent a future occurrence, but also allow the participant to learn and discover what behaviors and influences are in their life causing them to drink to excessive levels. Through the guidance of our licensed instructors the participant will leave empowered with new knowledge that can prevent a repeat incident and improve overall attitude and behavior.

The following situations may be on record with the DMV which may conflict with the court order;

  • Out of State DUI’s.
  • DUI programs not completed for arrests more than ten years ago.
  • DUI’s not yet sentenced.
  • Out of County DUI’s.

Please verify with the California DMV the exact program completion required for reinstatement of your driving privilege.

Orientation Appointment

Before receiving services, a mandatory orientation is required to explain the rules and requirements, assess program fees and determine method of payment.
Written notice of all activities, schedules, times and classroom assignments  are given to each participant at this time.

To request an orientation date, use our Orientation Date Request Form or call the appropriate office listed below:

Northern California – 800-286-6874
Southern California – 714-953-5200

Northern California

Required Sessions

  • Education Class: A combinations of lecture and films (six classes, two hours each).
  • Group Session: meet once a week (16 sessions, two hours each)
  • Individual Interviews: held at beginning, midpoints, and end of program (four meetings, 15 minutes each)
Request Orientation

Class Schedules (San Jose)

Monday 6:30pm
Tuesday 10am & 6:30pm
Wednesday 6:00pm
Thursday 10am & 6:30pm
Friday 6pm
Saturday 10:00am

Group Session Schedules (San Jose & Milpitas)

Monday 6:00pm & 6:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am & 6:00pm
Wednesday 6:00pm
Thursday 9:00am & 6:00pm
Friday 6:00pm
Saturday 12:00pm

Southern California

Required Sessions

  • Education Class: A combinations of lecture and films (six classes, two hours each).
  • Group Session: meet every other week (15 sessions, two hours each)
  • Individual Interviews: (13 sessions, 15 minutes each)
  • Self-Help* Meetings: must attend 26 Alcoholic Anonymous meetings
Request Orientation

Education Class Schedules (Santa Ana)

Saturday 8pm (Spanish)
12:30pm (English)

Group Session Schedules (Santa Ana)

Monday 2pm
Wednesday 6pm (Spanish)
Thursday 6pm
Friday 6pm

Class Schedules (Laguna Hills)

Monday 7:15pm
Tuesday 8:15pm
Wednesday 6pm