Monthly Archives: February 2012

Arrested for DUI in California at a Checkpoint?

Checkpoints are Working

Recently, law enforcement agencies in the State of California have been conducting sobriety checkpoints on California’s highways.  Even though no federal or state laws govern what happens at the checkpoints, auditor reports show that the checkpoint program is working.
California Office of Traffic Safety isn’t required to monitor how the checkpoints are conducted, but local law enforcement agencies report that they are running effectively and efficiently.  As proof of their effectiveness, California’s fatality rates (caused by drunk driving) have dropped nearly 12% from 2009 to 2010.
According to the program auditors, the sobriety checkpoints have resulted in almost 28,000 citizen citations.  The citations range from unlicensed drivers to about 7,000 drunk driving arrests.
The report covers many counties, but what isn’t clear is how many of those drunk driving arrests are people that don’t even live in the State of California. Tom Wilson Counseling Center provides APPROVED online California DUI Classes for those that live in another state, but received a DUI in the State of California.

Courts order DUI classes for out of state residents who receive a DUI at a California checkpoint:

These classes are currently NOT approved for anyone living in the State of California or with a valid California Driver’s License. Please check with the court or agency that requires this class before you enroll in one of our classes. Register Online at Tom Wilson Counseling Center.

12 Hour Online Wet Reckless or SB 1176 Alcohol Program for Non-residents of California who received a DUI in the State of California now available online.

California courts now allow non-residents of California to complete their classes online. DUI offenders must complete California’s 12 Hour Wet Reckless or SB 1176 Alcohol Program DUI class requirements in order to have their license reinstated in their home state. Tom Wilson Counseling Center offers 12 Hour, 32 Hour, 45 Hour, 60 Hour and 78 Hour online DUI programs that meet court requirements. At present, the CA DMV does not recognize any class outside of California for California residents, however the CA courts have recognized Tom Wilson Counseling Center as a licensed substance abuse course provider who is able to help the out of state defendant navigate and complete CA court requirements.