What is the Alcohol Education Program?

The Alcohol Education Program (AEP) is a diversionary program offered by the Connecticut courts and results in your criminal drunk driving charge being dismissed by the courts.  You must apply for the program, and if you qualify, the court will require you to take either the 10 session of 15 session program.

In order to qualify, you must first apply with the courts.  The application is currently $200 and does not guarantee you will be accepted.  You will be asked several questions under oath, including verifying that you have not been convicted of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in any state including Connecticut in the past 10 years.  The courts will then verify your answers and determine if you qualify for the program.

The program itself costs $350 for 10 sessions and $500 for 15 sessions.  You must complete the course successfully including attending each session and actively participating in it.  If you don’t successfully complete the course, then you must return to court and follow the normal procedure to process your DUI/DWI case.

One year after you successfully complete the course, and as long as you have no additional charges of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, then the current case against you will be dismissed.  You will no longer have a DUI arrest on your criminal record.

The Law Office of Mark Sherman is here to help you.  For more information on the legal implications of a Stamford or Greenwich DUI/DWI or other legal questions, please contact us.  We will work with you and offer assistance in any way we can.