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DUI School: Georgia DUI Attorney Discusses DUI School, Risk Reduction & Cost

DUI Attorney in Georgia discusses DUI School before entering plea

DUI School is a State-approved program in which those arrest or convicted of DUI learn about the effects of alcohol and the safety issues of alcohol and driving.


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If you have been arrested for a DUI, it is usually a good idea to complete the Risk Reduction program, also called DUI School, prior to entering a plea because it generally helps with plea negotiations regarding a reduction or dismissal.  Also, if convicted, the judge will almost certainly require it as part of the DUI Sentencing in Georgia.

It is important that you verify that the DUI School you are considering has been state-approved.  Generally, a DUI School “session” lasts about two and a half to three days, typically starting on a Thursday.  The instructor will cover ways to reduce the students’ risks for DUI arrests in the future.  Topics that will be covered include understanding alcohol’s effects on the body and the relationship between eating food and alcohol, the increase in penalties for repeat offenders, safety dangers, etc. The class will also cover issues involving drugs and DUI.

Approved DUI & Defensive Driving School costs are mandated by the state, and in Georgia the cost to complete the course is $292.  The fee includes two components, for assessment and intervention, required by Georgia law O.C.G.A. 40-5-83(e).

DUI Attorney in Georgia discusses DUI School before entering plea

Completing a risk reduction program or DUI School before entering a plea, can generally help with plea negotiations


DDS Certified Hall County DUI Schools:

A-1/Gainesville DUI & Defensive Driving School
(770) 534-8242 644 Jesse Jewell Parkway
Gainesville, GA, 30501

DUI and Defensive Driving of Midtown
(770) 536-6683 536A Bradford Street
Gainesville, GA, 30501

Absolute DUI & Defensive Driving
678-450-8099 4516 McEver Rd, Ste B
Oakwood, GA, 30566

Gainesville DUI & Defensive Driving School
770-534-2664 840 Main Street
Gainesville, GA, 30501

FB Driving School, Inc
770-965-1007 4875 Hog Mountain Road
Flowery Branch, GA, 30542

Abbey Road Defensive Driving & DUI School
(678) 943-2749 303 Green Street
Gainesville, GA, 30501 Hall


If you are facing a charge that could result in a license suspension in North Georgia or Hall County, you should consider consulting a lawyer that is knowledgeable in the field. This helps to provide that best possible defenses and make the more well informed decisions regarding your rights and options when considering how best to maintain your driver’s license and avoid suspension.

At A. Bishop Law, our Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney welcomes questions on Criminal Defense laws, Traffic Laws and Georgia DUI laws. Please Call or Email us with any questions.

About the attorney:  Anne Bishop is a Georgia Lawyer with A. Bishop Law in Gainesville, Georgia and handles various DUI / DWIMarijuana Arrests and other Georgia Criminal Defense matters.  The law office of A. Bishop Law can assist clients throughout Georgia including: Hall County (Gainesville, OakwoodFlowery Branch), Jackson County  (Jefferson, Braselton) White County (Helen, Cleveland), Lumpkin County (Dahlonega), Dawson County (Dawsonville), Habersham County (Demorest, Cornelia), and all of Northeast Georgia.

This article and/or video should not be considered nor relied upon as legal advice since it is only intended for general overview and informational purposes. Please consult with an attorney on your specific situation in order to determine an appropriate legal course of action.

Anne Bishop
A. Bishop Law, LLC
Attorney at Law
539 Green Street NW
Phone: (770) 783-5296