Getting a DUI can be a life-changing experience. It can result in a loss of driving license, a substantial fine, and even jail time. It’s important to know the exact steps to take after a DUI. If your license is revoked, you’ll need to take the appropriate steps to get back on the road again.
Steps to Take After a DUI
It’s likely that individuals will be required to attend an educational course after they have received a DUI. DUI laws are pretty complex and it’s important to instruct a specialist DUI lawyer. Individuals may be required to pay a fine or take a course when applying for a new licence, depending on what the judge orders.
The Difference Between a DUI and a DWI
The terms DUI and DWI are often used interchangeably but actually refer to two completely different infractions that usually result in widely different punishments. DWIs are less serious offenses than DUIs but can still result in hefty punishments. Both offences can result in large fines and even jail time. The likelihood of more severe penalties is greater the more times the offence has been committed by an individual. For example, a person arrested for their first DUI is less likely to be sent to jail than someone who has previous history of DUI.
The Bergand Group’s State-Certified Programs: Your Steps to Take After a DUI
One of the most important steps to take after a DUI is seeking appropriate help so it doesn’t happen again. The Bergand Group offers an educational and aftercare program for people who have been issued a DUI or DWI in Maryland. Prevention is the best cure in terms of alcohol misuse, and The Bergand Group also provides state-certified DUI and DWI Educational Programs that are approved by MVA and DHMH, for people who are struggling with alcohol misuse.
Our programs are able to be enrolled on at any time after receiving a DUI or DWI. Once an individual has enrolled on the program they are able to start immediately. The program operates on a continuous schedule meaning individuals will receive the full range of course material regardless of when they start.
About The Bergand Group
At The Bergand Group in Baltimore and Harford County, Maryland, our therapists have more than twenty years of experience in the mental health and addiction fields. Our focus is on providing comprehensive mental health care and appropriate care for addictive disorders. We offer both alcohol rehab and drug rehabilitation. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or substance addiction, there is help available. We also offer several other services, including family therapy and counseling. We can help. Contact us today.