Driving while intoxicated is illegal in the United States. Going over the legal limit of .08 percent blood alcohol content, or BAC, results in a drunk driving conviction. In most cases, the offender is required by law and the Department of Motor Vehicles to take alcohol and drug awareness classes to regain driving privileges. The length and material of these classes depend on the offense and the offender’s previous convictions.
Article 42.12, Section l3(h), Code of Criminal Procedure requires persons convicted of a first offense DWI and receiving probation, to complete a 12-hour DWI Basic Education Program certified by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
Article 42.12, Section 13(j), Code of Criminal Procedure requires persons convicted of subsequent DWI offenses (2 or more) to attend a 32-hour DWI Intervention Program for “repeat offenders” approved by DSHS.