• Attorney Joseph Soler

How to Sign Up For DUI School in Sarasota


If a person enters a plea for a DUI in Florida, the law requires the person to enroll in and complete the DUI School Program. In some cases, it may also be beneficial to enter into the DUI School program while the criminal case is still pending, before a plea is entered. The prosecutor and Judge will often look favorably on a person who takes the initiative to enter the program on their own accord.


Speak to a Sarasota DUI Attorney Before You Sign Up For DUI School


It is usually beneficial to speak with a DUI attorney before you sign up for DUI School. DUI cases can be relatively complicated and an attorney who handles DUIs can make the process go much smoother for the defendant and ensure that the defendant is protected, gets the best deal possible, and is not taken advantage of by the system.


DUI Level One and DUI Level Two


There are two programs available: Level 1 DUI School and Level 2 DUI School. Level 1 is required for a first-offense DUI. It is a 12-hour course and it costs $315.75.


Level 2 is required if the person has had a prior DUI or has already completed a level 1 DUI program. Level 2 is 21 hours long and costs $465.75.


In Order to Enroll in DUI School, You Must First Make an Appointment


To schedule an appointment to sign up for DUI School, call one of the below offices in the area you would like to attend:


Sarasota:

(941) 487-7400

Venice:

(941) 408-1521

Bradenton:

(941) 752-5286


You Must Bring the Following with You to Your Appointment:


  1. A Photo Identification – This can be a driver’s license, passport, School ID, Military ID, State ID or Federal ID

  2. Proof of Residency – You must be able to prove that you live in Sarasota, Manatee, or Desoto Counties and provide proof of address.

  3. A copy of the DUI citation

  4. A copy of the Police Report (Also called the Probable Cause Affidavit

  5. The Breath Alcohol Content or Urine Test Results OR The Refusal Affidavit (if you refused). The Clerk of Court usually refers to this as: “AFFIDAVIT – BREATHALYZER” or “AFFIDAVIT OF REFUSAL TO BREATH, URINE OR BLOOD TEST”

  6. Court Order (not always applicable to every case)

  7. Drivers License Number (Can usually be found on the police report)


How To Obtain Your DUI Citation, Police Report, and/or Breath Test Result/Refusal Result


You can obtain the above documents at the Clerk of Court for the county where you were charged with the DUI. Click on the applicable link below. Find your case by entering your first and last name and hitting search. The DUI citation, Police Report (also referred to as the Probable Cause Affidavit), Breathalyzer Affidavit, or the Refusal Affidavit can usually be found among the docket entries for your case. When you find the documents, print them out and bring them with you to your appointment.


Sarasota County Clerk of Court


Manatee County Clerk


Desoto County Clerk


What is the address for DUI School?


Sarasota DUI School Office

2074 Ringling Blvd., Suite 200

Sarasota, FL 34237


Venice DUI School Office

8000 S. Tamiami Trail

Building 600, Room 654

Venice, FL 34293


Bradenton DUI School Office

5840 26th Street W

Building 18, Room 119

Bradenton, FL 34207


To Speak with A DUI Attorney


If you have any questions or would like to speak with a DUI attorney, please call (941) 444-5128. Visit our main DUI Page here to learn more about how our law firm fights and beats DUI cases in Sarasota and Bradenton.

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