Most likely you’ll be convicted, and will have to attend a local DUI School.
After the date of your conviction, you have a certain number of days to enroll in a DUI School. All enrollments are by appointment. If you fail to enroll, the court may issue an arrest warrant due to a “failure to appear.”
Even if not required by the court as part of your sentence, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) may require you to complete the program to get your license back.
First time offenders who are enrolled in the program are eligible for a restricted license within sixty (60) days of ticket. If you are eligible, the DMV will generally require that you enroll in a DUI program, provide proof of financial responsibility, and pay a re-issue fee.
We electronically submit your enrollment form to the DMV the same day as enrollment. The DMV may also require a reissuance fee and an SR-22 form from your insurance company. We can also assist with your SR-22 process, and/or Ignition Interlock Device if necessary.
The DMV will suspend your license for one year at the time of arrest. During that one-year suspension, you may become eligible for an ignition interlock license once you receive a court conviction. To obtain this license, you will need to install an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) in your vehicle and be enrolled in a Multiple Offender Program. This would need to occur within ninety (90) days of your court conviction. We will file the proper paperwork to the DMV at that time. You may also be eligible for a restricted license without interlock after one year with proof of enrollment in a Multiple Offender Program. Contact the DMV for further details. (www.dmv.com)
Please call, email, or complete the Contact Us Form below to schedule an appointment for official enrollment. Even though you may have registered, it’s not until you pay the enrollment fee and we file the appropriate documents with the court and DMV.
You are required to bring the following to your enrollment.
You will be required to do an in-person enrollment process at our Irvine or Santa Ana location. (Irvine / Santa Ana map). Following this process, you then become officially enrolled in a DUI Program.
No, we’ll help you through this process. We are an approved DMV administrator and we will electronically submit your proof of enrollment to the DMV on the day of enrollment. As a courtesy, we will also notify your court of enrollment by mail on the day of enrollment. You will also receive a copy for your records.
Enrollments are held every day, we’re even open Saturdays. Best to make an appointment. For the Irvine office call 949.770.1191 and Santa Ana 714.835.4252.
California DUI school includes both counseling and education. Most of the counseling will be in a group setting. But there will also be some one-on-one interviews.
The education component consists of education on California DUI laws, drug abuse and “problem” drinking. This education be given in the form of
Attendees are not required to participate actively in either the educational components or group counseling sessions of California DUI school. However, they must participate actively during individual interviews.
Offenders are expected to maintain sobriety while participating in a court-ordered DUI education program. If a participant is suspected of being under the influence in class, the program may:
A participant can also be dropped from a California DUI school program if: