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Connecticut law enables some cases to be diverted prior to trial; it saves the state money, time and resources. These pre-trial programs are typically reserved for first-time offenders or individuals who have allegedly committed less serious crimes. One example is the Alcohol Education Program (AEP), which is a pre-trial diversionary program specific to a first arrest for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
People charged with DUI who used the AEP program more than ten years earlier may also be allowed to use the program in addition to first-time offenders. Nevertheless, it is important to note that individuals who have allegedly committed a DUI while operating a commercial motor vehicle may not use the program.
Upon application to the program, the Court Support Services Division will then make an investigation and subsequently make a recommendation to the court as to whether the individual should be granted the program. It can consist of a 10 or 15 week program. Additionally, the court may also order the individual to take part in a victim impact panel.
The AEP program requires an application fee of $100, an evaluation fee of $100, and a program fee. The court may decide that the individual does not have to pay all of those fees or that he only has to pay part of those fees. The program fee is $350 if the individual is ordered into the 10 week educational program, or $500 if ordered into the 15 week educational program.
If you have questions about DUI or criminal defense, please contact the experienced attorneys at Maya Murphy, P.C. at (203) 221-3100 or Joseph C. Maya, Esq. at JMaya@Mayalaw.com.