CORRECTING A DUI VIOLATION The steps to correct a DUI depend on whether it’s a 1st, 2nd, 3rd or more DUI in 10 years, whether alcohol only or a drug was involved, and whether anyone was injured. The main condition you must meet is to complete the DMV-approved treatment for that DUI. See page 2 for required treatment. By law the treatment fee is on a sliding scale-the lower the income, the lower the fee-down to $5 a month for anyone on General Relief (GR). If denied a sliding scale fee, call the county Alcohol and Drug Program Administration’s In-House Duty Officer. In L.A. County the number is (626) 299-4135. To get a restricted license for a 1st DUI: 1. Get a DMV-approved 1st DUI (AB 541) treatment list from and register with Community Services at the county court so that treatment enrollment, attendance, and completion are reported to the court. 2. Take income proof and enroll in a listed treatment. Have the treatment program send enrollment proof to the court and to the DMV Mandatory Actions Unit, Mail Station J233, P. O. Box 942890, Sacramento, CA 94290-0001. 3. Get a list of approved ignition interlock places from the court, DMV, or DUI treatment provider, have a listed place put one in your car, send the court proof that it was done, and after 30 days (60 days if anyone was injured) ask the judge to grant you a restricted license. 4. From your employer or job trainer, get and copy a letter that, in addition to DUI treatment, explains why you need a restricted license. The letter must be typed on the employer or job trainer’s letterhead, dated, addressed “Your Honor", and with the name and title of the person signing it below the signature. 5. Call the county court clerk if it’s over 30 days (60 days if anyone was injured) since the DUI and ask for a court date to get a court order for a restricted license. 6. Give the judge the letter and the District Attorney the copy to read before you ask the judge to order a restricted license for going to work and DUI treatment. 7. Give the court clerk $28 or an approved fee waiver (court forms FW-001 and FW-003) to send a certified copy of the court order record to the DMV Mandatory Actions Unit. 8. Allow 15 days for the DMV Mandatory Actions Unit to correct your DMV record before contacting it at (916) 657-6525 to get a restricted license. GETTING A RESTRICTED LICENSE To get a restricted license if it’s your 2nd or 3rd DUI in the past 10 years: 1. Get the 2nd (SB 38) or 3rd or more (SB 1365) DMV-approved DUI treatment list from and register with Community Services at the county court so that treatment enrollment, attendance, and completion are reported to the court. 2. Take income proof and enroll in listed treatment. Have the treatment program send enrollment proof to the court and to the DMV Mandatory Actions Unit, Mail Station J233, P.O. Box 942890, Sacramento, CA 94290-0001. 3. If it’s your 2nd or 3rd Alcohol-only DUI, get a list of approved ignition interlock places from the court, DMV, or DUI treatment provider; have the listed place put an ignition interlock in your car; send the court proof that it was done; and after 90 days on your 2nd DUI or 6 months on your 3rd DUI ask the judge to grant you a restricted license. 4. If it’s your 2nd Drug DUI or your 2nd or 3rd Injury-Causing DUI, do the 12 months of treatment required for a restricted license. Have the treatment program send treatment proof to the court and to the DMV Mandatory Actions Unit. Then, get a list of approved ignition interlock places from the court, DMV, or DUI treatment provider. Have a listed place put one in your car, and send the court proof that it was done. 5. From your employer or job trainer, get and copy a letter that, in addition to DUI treatment, explains why you need a restricted license. The letter must be typed on the employer or job trainer’s letterhead, dated, addressed “Your Honor", and with the name and title of the person signing it below the signature. 6. Go to the county court clerk if it’s over 12 months since your 2nd or 3rd DUI and ask for a court date to get a court order granting a restricted license. 7. Give the judge the letter and the District Attorney the copy to read before you ask the judge to grant a restricted license for going to work and DUI treatment. 8. Give the court clerk $28 or an approved fee waiver (court forms FW-001 and FW-003) to send a certified copy of the court order to the DMV Mandatory Actions Unit. 9. Allow 15 days for the DMV Mandatory Actions Unit to correct your DMV record before contacting it at (916) 657-6525 to get a restricted license.