DWI First Offender

DWI First Offender Education Program will be held the First weekend each month in the Plano Office.

The next DWI First Offender Program meets March 3rd, 4th, and 5th  2017 in the Plano Treatment Facility.

The program meets in Plano on Friday evening from 6-10 PM and Saturday and Sunday Mornings from 9AM – 1PM.

 

This course is licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services and is approved by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

If you are from out of state, please call to see if this course will meet your requirements.  If not, we will work out a program for you that satisfies your out of state needs.  We work with clients from Colorado, Illinois California, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and dozens of other states.

The course is conducted by Misty Harris, LCDC, who makes it a fun, interesting and enjoyable experience.

 Call for Details.

Call the Plano office at 972-985-7565 to sign up.  The cost of the course is $75.00.  You may register in advance.

DWI Education Program – General Information   

Article 42.12, Section l3(h), Code of Criminal Procedure requires persons convicted of first offense DWI and receiving probation, to attend and successfully complete an educational program certified by the department.

Failure to complete the program within l80 days (unless an extension was granted) from the date probation was granted will result in the offender’s license being revoked. The license cannot be reinstated until the educational program is completed.

The standardized program is 12 hours in length and is designed to help DWI offenders increase their knowledge about alcohol and drugs as these substances relate to driving skills, to identify their own individual drinking/drug use and driving patterns, and to assist them in developing plans which will reduce the probability of future DWI behavior.

Specific course topics include alcohol/drug and traffic safety problems, Texas laws relating to DWI, effects of alcohol/drugs on humans, alcohol/drugs and driving task abilities, chemical dependency, symptoms of dependency, sources of assistance, costs of DWI, and decision-making skills.