What is the Connecticut Alcohol Education Program and Should I Apply?

If you have been arrested for a DUI, you might be eligible for the Connecticut Alcohol Education Program (AEP). This program is a series of alcohol education classes. You can complete the classes in order to have your DUI charge dismissed with no conviction on your record. If you are eligible for this program, you should consider participating in it. This program can help you in the long term.

AEP Eligibility

To be eligible for the AEP, you must fulfill the following requirements. First, you can only participate in the program if you have not participated in it in the past ten years. You will be considered ineligible if you have a conviction for Assault Two with a Moving Violation. You are also ineligible if you have a conviction for Manslaughter with a Moving Violation. If you participated in this program in another state, or you have one of the above mentioned convictions from another state, you cannot participate in the AEP. It should also be noted that if the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) suspends your license, you might not be able to enter the program until the suspension is over.


The AEP runs for either 10 or 15 weeks. You have to get an evaluation before you begin the program to determine if you should complete 10 or 15 weeks worth of classes. This will be determined by a program evaluator. The AEP classes meet for one and a half hours once a week. You must attend all classes in order to successfully complete the program. If you do not cooperate with the program, your case could be sent back to court. You could be convicted of a DUI. It is important that you attend all classes and do what is required of you in order to complete the program.

AEP Application

In order to participate in the AEP, you must send in an initial fee of $150. This fee will cover your evaluation. The evaluation will determine what program you are best suited for. If the program evaluator decides that you should participate in the 10-week program, you will have to pay an additional $350. If the evaluation determines that you should participate in the 15-week program, you will have to pay an additional $500. In Connecticut, the AEP is held in several towns. Attend the program in Bridgeport, Danbury, East Hartford Enfield, Hartford, Middletown, New Britain, New Haven, Norwich, and Willimantic.

If you face a DUI conviction, you should look into participating in the Connecticut Alcohol Education Program. This program can prevent you from dealing with some of the punishments imposed by a DUI conviction. In addition, completion of the program will mean that the DUI conviction will not show up on your record.

If you are interested in the AEP, you should contact a lawyer. A DUI lawyer can help you weigh your options. This will help you determine the best course of action for your situation. For more information, you can contact my office. Also contact my office for help with your case.


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