The CDC reported that 111 million U.S. adults self-reported to drive under the influence of alcohol in 2016. Driving under the influence comes with severe consequences, ranging from being arrested for a DUI to killing someone in an accident. Luckily, DUI educational programs look to help individuals charged with driving under the error in their ways. The Bergand Group offers the best DUI educational programs in Baltimore City.
What is a DUI?
A Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charge occurs when a driver is found to be driving, operating, or being in control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, to a level that stops them from being capable of safely operating the vehicle.
A DUI is a criminal charge and comes from legal consequences, such as jail time, license suspension, fines, and mandatory DUI educational program attendance.
Types of DUI Educational Programs
Each state has its own types of DUI educational programs that differ in treatment length and other factors. Most states have two types of programs: a “Level I” and a “Level II.”
A Level I program is usually for minors under the age of 21 and DUI first-offenders. The entire program requires about 12 hours (or two days) of education about the effects of alcohol.
A Level II program is often reserved for adult drivers that have been previously convicted with alcohol-related charges. This program includes both alcohol education and therapy in a state-approved facility. The length of the treatment directly correlates with the seriousness of the charge, as well as considers if the individual has had multiple DUIs.
Benefits of DUI Educational Programs
A DUI educational program aims to educate individuals on the dangers of alcohol abuse and addiction. Additionally, it tackles the consequences of driving under the influence and teaches more responsible behaviors. If mandated, a DUI educational program can sometimes include therapy. This therapy will help individuals who are struggling with alcohol or substance abuse.
If an individual successfully completes their DUI educational program, it can lead to reduced court penalties or other benefits such as the reinstatement of driving privileges.
DUI Educational Programs in Baltimore City at The Bergand Group
The Bergand Group is a state-approved facility offering DUI educational programs in Baltimore City. The program is, at a minimum, 12 hours and is open for enrollment at any time. Get the help you need and show the courts that you’ve learned from your mistakes. Find out more about our program today.