Facing a DUI charge can begin a period of uncertainty that may be overwhelming for any individual accused of driving under the influence. Individuals facing a DUI charge may wonder what potential penalties and consequences they face.
One of the potential consequences of a DUI may be mandatory alcohol classes. An accused individual may be required as part of a plea bargain or deferred sentence to complete alcohol education classes. In some circumstances, the court may not require alcohol classes but Colorado law may require alcohol classes as a requirement to have the accused individual's driver's license reinstated. It is important to keep in mind that an alcohol education program can be required by the court as a consequence of a DUI or may be required to reinstate a driver's license which are two different ways in which alcohol education classes may be assigned.