Probation allows DUI offenders to avoid jail time. The probation length and conditions may vary, based on the state and the nature of the violations and charges involved and the prior DUI history and criminal record (if any) of the offender. A probation violation, wherein you fail to fulfill the conditions imposed, may lead the judge to cancel the probation and send you to jail.
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The following are the probation conditions normally imposed on DUI offenders:
Serious charges may require a set amount of jail time before the probation period kicks in. Most judges also require that you not be charged with any criminal offenses during the probation period or be charged with a DUI violation again. If either happens, your probation can be cancelled and you will be sent back to jail.
You will most likely also have to attend an alcohol program or DUI school that attempts to cure addiction and change your DUI habits. Judges may also require DUI offenders on probation to install ignition interlock devices (IIDs) on a vehicle before they can drive it. This device tests the driver's breath and won't allow the engine to start if it detects alcohol.
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