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DUI charges and alcohol courses

| Dec 30, 2020 | Dui/dwai |

If you are facing DUI charges, you likely have various concerns and responsibilities. From taking steps to obtain a temporary driving permit to preparing for court in order to secure a more favorable end result, DUI charges bring up many concerns for people across Colorado. In some instances, drivers stopped for DUI are required to take alcohol courses.

If you need to take an alcohol class, it is important to go over your options and ensure that you satisfy any requirements. Some people are hesitant to take these courses, but they are necessary for drivers in a number of situations.

When are alcohol courses necessary?

According to the Division of Motor Vehicles, there are various reasons why drivers in Colorado are required to take alcohol courses as a result of DUI charges. For example, some people take alcohol courses as part of a deferred sentence for an offense involving alcohol or as a result of a plea bargain. Even when alcohol courses are not required by the court, some drivers need to take these classes in order to have their license reinstated.

Sobriety test refusal and alcohol courses

The DMV also states that drivers who refuse to submit to a sobriety test have their license revoked and are required to finish a Level 2 Alcohol and Drug Education and Treatment program. Drunk driving charges carry different penalties, depending on a variety of factors (such as previous charges). It is vital to approach your case from an individualized viewpoint and take steps to safeguard your ability to drive and other aspects of your future.