My license was suspended for a DUI over 15 years ago, any and all fines were paid years ago and I have one warrant for driving on a suspended license.....I went to court and the judge gave me time to get my license and come back to court. DMV even after 15 years of being clean and sober still requires the DUI classes....so saying that the classes are to teach people not to drink and drive isn't all together so....its about the money or some kind of power trip. I can prove that I dont drink anymore and havent for 15 years so why should I have to take the classes after all these years?
You have to do the classes because driving in California is not a right, its a privilege. In order to take advantage of this privilege you have to follow the rules that the Department of Motor Vehicles sets. These rules include the class that the DMV requires. If you choose not to take the class, then you are choosing not to avail yourself of the privilege to drive.
Why do you have to take the classes? Because the Court told you it was necessary. Why necessary? Because DMV requires it be done. You can fight it all you want but you will, in the end, have to comply. Get it done and behind you.
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If you lived out of state, there's a process to adios the classes. The VC sec. that you pled to has/had a mandatory condition of probation to take the class (assuming you accepted probation way back when). If you want to drive here, you'll have to take the classes. If you are financially strapped, they have the power to discount the 5-600 fee.
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