Can I go to jail for not attending my dui classes? 22 Answers as of June 26, 2013

Can I go to jail for not attending my dui classes? I couldnt pay for them at the time single mom and take care of my mom.

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Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider
Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider | Peter Goldscheider
Yes you would be in violation of your probation and subject to up to the maximum for the offense of which you were convicted.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/5/2011
Lowenstein Law Office
Lowenstein Law Office | Anthony Lowenstein
It depends on several factors.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/4/2011
A.L.A. Law Group, LLP
A.L.A. Law Group, LLP | Lauren M. Mayfield
It will be considered a probation violation for failing to complete the classes. You should speak with an attorney right away about representing you on your probation violation. You need to get an extension on the date of completion of your classes so you can still complete them before your probation period is up. It will be considered a probation violation is you fail to do the classes altogether and you could be sentenced to jail time for that, however, it is up to the judge to determine what the punishment is for failure to complete the classes. If the judge does ask for jail time you can always ask for cal trans but they will probably feel you are unlikely to complete that on time as you have failed to complete the classes.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/24/2011
Law Office of William R Fuhrman
Law Office of William R Fuhrman | William R Fuhrman
Attendance and completion of the First Conviction Program [FCP] or similar DUI classes was a condition of probation that the Court imposed when you were sentenced. If you violate this or any other condition of probation, the Court can revoke your probation and impose new conditions, including time in jail. You should return to court and request that the judge give you more time to complete the classes or, perhaps, modify this provision of probation. However, DMV will not restore your driver's license until you complete the FCP. Before you go to court to make the request I suggest, you should consult an attorney to insure that there are no related issues.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/22/2011
Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg
Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg | Eric Sterkenburg
Not taking your DUI classes is a violation of your probation. Violation of your probation can end you up in jail. To keep out of jail make arrangements to take the classes and go to your court before the due date on your probation and ask for an extension.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/22/2011
    Law Office of Thomas F. Mueller
    Law Office of Thomas F. Mueller | Thomas Mueller
    You probably are not in danger of jailbut you will lose your license until you do. If that occurs you can go back to court and ask the judge to rerefer you to a program.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/22/2011
    Law Offices of Martina A. Vigil, PC
    Law Offices of Martina A. Vigil, PC | Martina A. Vigil
    Yes. Completing your mandatory alcohol education class is a term of your probation. If you do not complete this course before your proof of completion date and you do not get an extension from the judge, you could be found guilty of a separate misdemeanor offense of a probation violation. This requires another court hearing and may ultimately lead to your arrest.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/22/2011
    Dennis Roberts, a P.C.
    Dennis Roberts, a P.C. | Dennis Roberts
    yes
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/22/2011
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
    Yes you can. One of the terms of probation is to complete the classes. By missing them and getting kicked out, you are in violation of probation.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/22/2011
    Law Office of Edward J. Blum
    Law Office of Edward J. Blum | Edward J. Blum
    Yes it's possible. Even if you can't afford them you need to keep going. The classes are not supposed to kick you out if you can't pay. They can withhold completion until you pay, but you need to keep going for the whole time.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/26/2013
    Nelson & Lawless
    Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
    Yes, you can have your probation revoked and be jailed for violating any terms of probation. Promptly go back to court and ask for additional time to complete.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/22/2011
    The Law Firm of Aaron Bortel Esq.
    The Law Firm of Aaron Bortel Esq. | Aaron Bortel
    Yes, even on a first DUI you can go to jail for up to six months if you do not do your DUI School. You should be keeping in touch with the court to let them know of your situation. Most courts will give you more time to finish the classes, but not if you fail to show up or meet their deadlines. The DUI Schools can work with you on payments. You should talk with them about what they can do for you. There are rules that they don't tell you about where they have to take you in the school, even if you don't have enough money. Good Luck,
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/22/2011
    LynchLaw
    LynchLaw | Michael Thomas Lynch
    If you are referring to DMV's drunk driving program, then no. You have been directed to DMV to take their program in order for you to get your license back. No program, no license. Now, if you drive without a license, then you could end up in jail. Hope that helps.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/22/2011
    Law Office of Michael Bialys THE DUI MAN
    Law Office of Michael Bialys THE DUI MAN | Michael Bialys
    If they issue a warant you can in fact go to jail.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/22/2012
    Grant & Grant
    Grant & Grant | Richard L. Grant, Esq.
    You could do jail time, but most likely not. Legally, you violated your probation conditions by not completing your DUI classes. Also, you were given a new court date to return to provide proof of competition to the court. As a result, you probably have a warrant outstanding for your failure to appear at court as well as a probation violation. It is highly recommended that you immediately retain legal counsel who regularly appears in the court where your case is filed. An experienced DUI Attorney should be able to have your probation revoked and reinstated and have the court again refer you to a new DUI program.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/22/2011
    The Law Offices of Gabriel Dorman
    The Law Offices of Gabriel Dorman | Gabriel Dorman
    Yes you can. If the DUI classes were order as a term of your probation, failure to attend and complete them would be a violation of that probation. If you are found to be in violation of probation, the court can certainly sentence you to jail for that violation. Now, if you cannot attend your DUI classes because you can't afford them then you should immediately inform the court of this and ask for an extension in which to complete them. The way most people get into trouble with their probation is by not doing anything and waiting until the last minute. Go to tell the court of your financial circumstance and ask for an extension of time. This will almost always help you avoid any problems with this issue. I hope this answer was helpful. Good luck.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/22/2011
    Law Offices of James A Bates
    Law Offices of James A Bates | James A Bates
    Yep. The DUI classes are a condition of probation. If you drop out you violate the terms of your probation. Also, you are putting your license in jeapardy because you cannot get it back without completing those classes.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/22/2011
    Attorney at Law
    Attorney at Law | Michael J. Kennedy
    If you have classes as a condition of probation and you willfully fail to attend, you can be found in violation of probation and jailed. But the court would rather have to take the classes than take up jail space, so you would be given another [and possibly even another beyond that] chance.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/22/2011
    Law Offices of George Woodworth & Associates
    Law Offices of George Woodworth & Associates | George Woodworth
    Yes, it is possible to get jail time for violating your DUI probation. This is true because you were ordered to enroll in and complete a DUI school as a part of your probation. Even a 1st DUI has a six-month jail term that could be ordered by the Judge as to any probation violation. In your situation, if you have great difficulties completing the alcohol school because you are the only one available to care for others (like your Mother) then you could go back to Court and get permission to finish the school. Don't ignore this problem as the Court could issue a warrant for your arrest. Get a good, experienced Attorney to help you solve this issue.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/22/2011
    The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
    The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr. | Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
    Not attending would likely be a violation of probation. So, yes.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/22/2011
    Law Offices of Matthew Murillo
    Law Offices of Matthew Murillo | Matthew Murillo
    Yes, as that is considered a violation of probation if it was part of your plea/sentence. I strongly encourage you go to court and explain the judge why you couldn't enroll by the deadline. Or hire an attorney to do it for you. If left unresolved, the problem will only get worse.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/22/2011
    Wallin & Klarich: A Law Corporation
    Wallin & Klarich: A Law Corporation | Paul Wallin
    YES. One of the terms of your probation was to attend and complete the DUI program. Failure to do so can result in a probation violation which can lead to jail time. If you failed to go to your classes the class will notify the court and then you will receive a notice of a probation violation and a date to appear in court. You should speak in person with a criminal defense attorney in your area.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/22/2011
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