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Orientation Meetings

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To enroll in the Driving Under the Influence program you must first attend a one-hour orientation meeting within 21 days of your DUI court conviction date. Please note that failure to comply with this 21-day enrollment requirement may result in a warrant being issued for your arrest.

Orientations are held in Santa Rosa on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons only (except on County holidays) at 1250 Coddingtown Center, Room A (map this location).

  • Wednesday afternoon: doors open at 12:15 p.m. for paperwork processing and are closed promptly at 1:00 p.m. Orientation is held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. A sign-up list for same day intake is placed in the lobby at 10:15 a.m.
  • Thursday afternoon: doors open at 4:15 p.m. for paperwork processing and are closed promptly at 5:00 p.m. Orientation is held from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. A sign-up list for same day intake is placed in the lobby at 2:15 p.m.
  • Spanish (only) orientation Wednesday afternoon: doors open at 3:45 for paperwork processing and are closed promptly at 4:45 p.m. Orientation is held from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. A sign-up list for same day intake is placed in the lobby at 1:45 p.m.

Early arrival is encouraged. We cannot admit you after the door is closed, or if we are filled to capacity.

No appointment is necessary.

To attend an orientation, you must bring with you the necessary court referral or Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) H-6 paperwork. The H-6 must have your DUI arrest and BAC information printed on the form. You will not be able to attend orientation without this paperwork. If your DUI court of record is outside of Sonoma County you will be required to provide the H-6 form from DMV, or the court paperwork from the court of record.

The H-6 is available at any local DMV branch office.

If you do not have a driver's license number you will be required to obtain your "X" number from the DMV and provide this information at the time of enrollment into the DUI program.

Download the Request for X Number form (pdf) to make this request at DMV.

Program Intake Appointments and Program Enrollment

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Program intakes begin immediately after orientation on a first-come, first-served basis. Only the first few people will have intake appointments the same day as orientation. The remaining individuals will schedule an intake appointment for a later date.

Please note that you are not fully enrolled in a DUI program until you complete an intake appointment. A proof of enrollment certificate, required to obtain a restricted license, will NOT be issued to the DMV until you complete the intake appointment.

Minimum program down payments are required of all clients at the time of your intake appointment. For those receiving intake appointments immediately after orientation, you must bring the minimum down payment to the orientation or we will not enroll you. After the initial down payment you will be required to pay monthly payments as detailed in your DUI contract.

Payments may only be made by cashier's check, money order, Visa or Master Card. We do not accept cash or personal checks.

DUI Program Fees and Minimum Program Down Payments

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As of February 1, 2015

Wet Reckless Program: (6 weeks) six, 2-hour education classes.

  • $364 - Total cost of Wet Reckless Program (W/R)
  • $182 Minimum down payment at intake
  • 1 Monthly payment of $182

First Offender Program: (3 months) ten, 1-hour groups; ten, 2-hour education classes; and three individual sessions (15 minutes each).

  • $735 - Total cost of First Offender Program (FOP)
  • $367 Minimum down payment at intake
  • 2 Monthly payments of $184

Extended First Offender Program: (9 months) thirty-one, 1.5-hour groups; seven, 2-hour education classes; and five individual sessions (15 minutes each).

  • $1,341 - Total cost of Extended First Offender Program (EXT) (the EXT is required of a first offender with a BAC of .20 or above, or a refusal to test at time of citation)
  • $346.04 Minimum down payment at intake
  • 8 Monthly payments of $124.37

Multiple Offender Program: (18 months) twenty-six, 2-hour groups; six, 2-hour education classes; a minimum of twenty-four individual sessions (15 minutes each); and then transitioning into six, 1-hour groups, once a month, for the final six months of the program.

  • $1,637 - Total cost of Multiple Offender Program (MOP)
  • $327.05 Minimum down payment at intake
  • 15 Monthly payments of $87.33

Juvenile Program: (8 weeks) eight, 2-hour education classes (only for clients under 18 years old at the time of their DUI).

  • $65.00 - Total cost of Juvenile Program at intake

Important Phone Numbers

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Mandatory Actions
DMV Sacramento (916) 657-6525

Sonoma County Courts
Location: Hall of Justice, 600 Administration Drive, Room 105J, Santa Rosa CA 95403
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Court Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
Phone: (707) 521-6620, 8:00 a.m. to noon, Monday - Friday

Frequently Asked Questions

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When are groups available to attend?

We offer groups and individual sessions five days a week, Monday thru Friday. We have times available in the morning, afternoon and evening. We try to accommodate your scheduling needs to the best of our ability.

Can I get a restricted license while attending the DUI program?

Depending on the program you need to attend, you may qualify for a restricted license. The restricted license will allow you to drive to work and to your DUI program. First offenders and extended offenders often qualify to get a restricted license. Multiple offenders typically have their license suspended for at least one year before they may qualify for a restricted license. In addition, multiple offenders may qualify to drive their vehicles with an interlock devise installed. Wet reckless offenders will not qualify for a restricted license, but will get their full license back after completing the program. Whenever dealing with driver's license questions, it is always best to call DMV Mandatory Actions directly, (916) 657-6525, to find out what is true for your situation.

Will my attendance in your program stay confidential?

We are mandated to adhere to strict confidentiality laws. Unless, you have signed a confidentiality form allowing us to contact anyone or any organization, we are prohibited from acknowledging your attendance in our program. There are no exceptions without a signed confidentiality form.

Download Documents

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DUI Program Orientation and Enrollment Information
English | Spanish (pdf)

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List of Documents Accepted at Orientation
English (pdf)

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Request for X Number
(English/Spanish) (pdf)

Contact

Sonoma County DUI Program
1300 Coddingtown Center
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 565-7641

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