6 Month First Time Offender Program

22 Week DUI Program – 45 Hours

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 Originally created for the high alcohol .20 arrests several years ago, the 6 month program has been replaced by the 9 month first offender program in California.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.

Required Sessions

Northern California

6 Month Program (45 hours):

  • Education Class – a combination of lecture and film (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)

 

Northern California – Education Class Schedule
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
6:30 pm
10 am & 6:30 pm
5:45 pm
10:00 am & 6:30 pm
6:00 pm

 

Northern California – Group Session Schedule
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
6 pm & 6:30 pm
9 am & 5:45 pm
6:00 pm
9:00 am & 5:45 pm
6:00 pm
11:30 am

 

Required Sessions

Southern California

6 Month Program (45 hours):

  • Education – a combination of lecture and film (six classes, two hours each)
  • Group Session – meet once a week (15 sessions, two hours each)
  • Individual interviews – (thirteen, 15 minutes each)
  • Requires Attendance to 26 Self-Help* (Alcoholics Anonymous) meetings

 

Southern California
Education Class Schedule 
Saturday
12:00 pm – English
2:00 pm – Spanish

 

Southern California – Group Session Schedule
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
2:00 pm
6:00 pm
6:00 pm
Both English and Spanish
8:00 am – Spanish

 

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. The DMV can be reached at 916-657-6525