Additional Probationary Requirements

June 17, 2020 48299488 0 Comments

In some DUI cases, especially involving younger drivers or minors, or those with excessive blood-alcohol levels, the local prosecutor and court may also require:

  • attendance at a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.) class (about 2 hours in length)
  • attendance in the Hospital & Morgue (HAM) program (about 12 hours total)
  • attendance at a alcoholics (AA) or narcotics (NA) anonymous classes on a regular basis
  • community service or Cal-Trans (in addition to any work performed in lieu of the fine)
  • attachment of a alcohol detection device (SCRAM) to the defendant’s person (ankle)

While certainly most clients would prefer not to have to submit to any additional terms of probation or to maintain their own recognizance (O.R.) status while the case is pending, it is worth mentioning that engaging in any of the above programs proactively and, even before the first court date, can be very strategic (see Defense Strategies).