9 Month First Offender Program

9 Month first offender

First Offender Program AB1353

This program meets the requirements for a conviction of a first offense Driving under the Influence with an alcohol level of .20 or greater. A total of 61.5 hours of program combining alcohol and drug education, group process, alcohol and drug assessment and individual interviews in the following format is required for completion.

Required Sessions

9 Month Program (61.5 hours):
•  Education Class - a combination of lecture and film (six classes, two hours each)

•  Group Session - meeting every other week (22 sessions, 2 hours each)

•  Individual interviews - meeting every other week (22 meetings,15 minutes each)

We also offer a clean and sober group on Thursday nights for those participants who have a desire to stop drinking or using.

To schedule your orientation see information in box to the right.

The following situations may be on record with the DMV which may conflict with the court order
  • Out of State DUI's.
  • DUI programs not completed for arrests more than ten years ago.
  • DUI’s not yet sentenced.
  • Out of County DUI's.

Please verify with the California DMV the exact program completion required for reinstatement of your driving privilege.

For More Information

This information is true for most people and most cases, but not all. Any specific questions regarding your case should be directed to your convicting court.

Any questions regarding your driver’s license or driving privileges should be directed to the Mandatory Actions unit of the DMV at  (916) 657-6525.

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DUI Orientation Appointment

Before receiving services, a mandatory orientation is held to explain the rules and requirements, assess program fees and determine method of payment.You will choose the days and times for your classes while you are at the orientation. We provide classes evenings, weekends, late afternoon and mornings. Written notice of all activities, schedules, times and classroom assignments are given to each participant at this time. 

Spanish language orientations please contact the office at 408-879-7581.

English language orientations are offered as follows:

Tuesday 5:30-7:30 PM

Wednesday 3:00-5:00 PM

Thursday 9:30-11:30 AM

You will be required to stay for the full two hours. On the day of the orientation you will select your class days and times from our program list. To request an orientation date, use our Orientation Date Request Form, or call the ADI office during the listed office hours. 408-879-7581

On the date you attend the orientation your Department of Motor Vehicles form is electronically submitted to the DMV allowing you to obtain your restricted drivers license if you are eligible. If finances are a concern you can schedule a financial assessment appointment with us.

Bring one of the following documents to the orientation along with a $175 down payment toward the total program fee:

  • Admin per se pink temporary license along with the alcohol level
  • Court Order; please be aware if the court has an enrollment deadline
  • An H-6 In-house printout from the DMV
  • We accept checks, cash, debit or visa, mastercard, discover credit cards.

Component I - Education Class (simultaneously with group sessions)
Class meets two hours per week for six weeks
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday




6:30-8:30pm Spanish


Currently Not Available 9:00–11:00am


Component II – Group
Class meets two hours every other week for 9 months
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday


7:00 - 9:00pm Spanish


6:30-8:30pm(Clean and Sober)


Not Available 9:00–11:00am

Not Available