It is necessary to hire a knowledgeable and experienced attorney to ensure the best outcome. It is also important that you are comfortable with and genuinely like that attorney because you will be spending a lot of time together and you will be sharing personal information with them. Additionally, you will be spending a lot of hard earned money for their representation. Make sure you are happy with your lawyer.
Obtain an Alcohol Evaluation
All courts require that you obtain an alcohol evaluation before your DUI is resolved. An alcohol evaluation will determine whether you have a problem with alcohol or not. If you do not have a problem you will only be required to attend an Alcohol Drug Information School (ADIS) class. If the evaluator determines that you require treatment you will attend weekly classes dependent on the level of treatment needed. Your attorney will recommend the appropriate agency for the evaluation and will also prepare you for the eval.
Complete the ADIS class or enroll in treatment
As mentioned above, you will be required to obtain an alcohol evaluation. If you complete the recommendation or at least enroll in treatment (if required) it will demonstrate to the court that you are serious about your case and it may benefit you during sentencing and can result in lower fines and probation.
Attend the DUI victim's impact panel
The court will require that you attend that you attend a DUI victim’s impact panel, which is a two hour course where you will listen to people who have been impacted by DUI in some form or capacity.
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