Alcohol Screening & Treatment Programs
After you have been charged with a DUI there are several things you will be forced to deal with, including the suspension of your driver license.
The arresting officer will serve you with the Admin Per Se which will have the date the affidavit was served, as shown below.
The officer will mark one of these boxes which explains the amount of time your driver license will be suspended.
The second box states that you driver license will be suspended for 90 days.
The suspension will take effect on the 15th day after the date served.
In the example above the Admin Per Se was serves on July 2, 2018.
This means that the 90-day driver license suspension would have started on July 17, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. (This ONLY applies if you do not request an MVD hearing.)
How do I reinstate my driver license?
Once you have competed 30 days of your driver license suspension you are eligible to request a restricted driver license.
The restricted driver license will allow you to drive to and from work/school and home for the remainder of the 60-day suspension.
How do I request a restricted driver license?
You will have to schedule and complete an alcohol screening with an Arizona certified agency. Each Court will have a list of agencies you can pick from.
A screening is a face-to-face meeting that lasts between thirty minutes and one hour.
The assessment is conducted by a behavioral health professional.
The professional will conduct a standardized test which will measure your alcohol dependency or substance abuse.
This test is completely confidential. Once the screening concludes the professional will provide you with a screening report which will state the treatment recommendation.
The treatment consists of DUI education and group counseling and the hours to be completed are based on the screening.
Will I have to complete the treatment program to reinstate my driver license?
To obtain the restricted driver license you will only have to do the alcohol screening.
Once you have the screening report you can email your attorney a copy which will state the hours you will have to complete.
You and your attorney can discuss getting started with the program.
How much will I have to pay to reinstate my license?
The agencies that complete the alcohol screening will have a fee which varies on the agency that you decide to go to.
Please contact an agency near you to inquire about their prices.
MVD will have a reinstatement fee of $50.00 which can be paid at the time you obtain your driver license.
This fee also applies if you request a restricted driver license. You will only have to pay this fee once.
What should I consider when deciding which treatment facility to go through?
You should consider location, price, referrals and ratings. Selecting an agency near you will ensure that you are on-time to your appointments.
You also want to set the screening appointment around your schedule.
Shop around for the best price. Being charged with a DUI can be an expensive thing and you want to make sure you can save when and if possible, but don’t forget “you pay for what you get.”
Look at the agency’s reviews on google and on their website. Referrals and ratings are a great source when deciding on anything in this day in age.
You want to make sure you select an agency that is known for being private, accommodating, and courteous.
Chose an agency that will fulfill your needs and not break the bank.
Will MVD accept the agency that I chose?
You can check with MVD to confirm that the agency you have chosen is certified and the screening report will be valid.
MVD can be reached at (602) 255-0072. You can also check MVD’s website by going to the link below:
What will I have to do when attending the classes for the alcohol program?
These classes are provided in a classroom setting and with a group of people.
You will have to attend classes for DUI education and as well as group counseling.
These classes are held at different facilities and you will have the opportunity to choose a facility near you. You will also decide which days and times you will attend classes.