In Georgia, any person convicted of DUI must attend DUI School, or what is technically called the "Risk Reduction Program." Many of my clients find the class informative and helpful. However, if a DUI School instructor gives you legal advice, make sure you consult with a qualified Georgia DUI Lawyer before taking any action. The individuals who teach these programs are well-meaning, but there is no particular qualification to be an instructor.
Georgia DUI laws change with almost every legislative session. Additionally, every judge and prosecutor have their rules and policies; and as a result, no instructor can give general legal advice and have it apply well to a person's unique legal situation.
It is important to hire an attorney who is familiar with the judges and prosecutors in the city or county in which a person is charged. Also, a qualified DUI Lawyer not only keeps up with changes in DUI law but also keeps up with court decisions that come out every single day. An instructor at a DUI School would never have this sort of information.
The purpose of DUI School is to provide the attendee information that will reduce the likelihood that he or she should re-offend. For legal advice, ask your lawyer.
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