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Driving Under the Influence Program

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The Driving Under the Influence Program works with the Court to provide services to first time and multiple offenders, with offices in Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Sonoma, and Guerneville.

Please note the DUI Program Changes due to COVID-19

Step 1: Attend an Online Orientation Meeting

To enroll in the Driving Under the Influence (DUI) program you must first attend an orientation meeting.

Orientation Meeting Days, Location and Times

Orientations are held online through Zoom on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons only (except when the DUI Program is closed on holidays). 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DUI program office building is closed for all in-person services including orientation. Please do not come to the Orenda Center at 1430 Neotomas Avenue unless you have a pre-scheduled appointment to drop off required enrollment and intake paperwork.

At this time, the DUI Program is offering all orientation, intake appointments and education, group and individual counseling telehealth services online through the Zoom meeting platform. You must have a computer, or a smart phone or a tablet with video and sound capabilities, we must be able to see and hear you during program activities.

Full program enrollment requires completing a 2-step process:  1) You first must attend an online orientation; and 2) you must complete an online intake appointment through Zoom. We offer online orientations on Wednesdays from 12-2:00 PM and on Thursdays from 4-6:00 PM only. You may call (707) 565-7640 to be added to a wait list. We will need your first and last name and the best phone # to reach you. You can also email us at DUI@sonoma-county.org

What You Must Email to Attend the Online Orientation Meeting

To attend an online orientation, you must email the necessary court referral or Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV K-4 form-driving record) paperwok. You will not be able to attend orientation without this required paperwork. If your DUI court of record is outside of Sonoma County, you will be required to provide the K-4 form from DMV, or the court paperwork from the court of record.

The K-4 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: 26.1 kB) to make this request at DMV.

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Step 2: Schedule a Program Intake Appointment to Enroll

Online program intakes are scheduled by calling the following week after you attend an orientation. If you attend a Wednesday or Thursday orientation please call on the following Monday or later to schedule your intake appointment.

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

Fees and Minimum Down Payments

Minimum program down payments are required of all clients at the time of your online intake appointment. After the initial down payment you will be required to pay monthly payments as detailed in your DUI program contract.

Payments may be made by Visa or Master Card only (credit or debit) 

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

  • $356 - Total cost of Wet Reckless Program (W/R)
  • $178 Minimum down payment at online intake
  • 1 Monthly payment of $178

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

  • $863 - Total cost of First Offender Program (FOP)
  • $431 Minimum down payment at online intake
  • 2 Monthly payments of $216

Extended First Offender Program: (6 months) twenty, 1.5-hour groups; seven, 2-hour education classes; and four individual counseling sessions (15 minutes each).

  • $1,260 - Total cost of Extended First Offender Program (EXT 6 -Month)
  • $505 Minimum down payment at online intake
  • 5 Monthly payments of $151

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

  • $1,719 - Total cost of Extended First Offender Program (EXT 9-Month) (the EXT is required of a first offender with a BAC of.20 or above, or a refusal to test at time of citation)
  • $551 Minimum down payment at online intake
  • 8 Monthly payments of $146

Multiple Offender Program: (12 months) twenty-six, 2-hour groups; six, 2-hour education classes; a minimum of twenty-four individual counseling sessions (15 minutes each).

  • $1,945 - Total cost of Multiple Offender Program (12 month MOP)
  • $389 Minimum down payment at online intake
  • 11 Monthly payments of $141.45

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

  • $2123 - Total cost of Multiple Offender Program (MOP)
  • $425 Minimum down payment at online intake
  • 15 Monthly payments of $113.20

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 online intake

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Important Phone Numbers

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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Contact Information

Driving Under the Influence Program

Behavioral Health Division

Health Services

Contact us by Phone
Address

Orenda Center

1430 Neotomas Avenue

Santa Rosa, CA 95405