The DDP helps the participants examine the arrest experience and
the reason for their arrest. It also helps them learn to make appropriate
driving decisions for the future. During the DDP introductory session,
participants are asked to consider the reasons and goals of the
program, and its requirements for completion. Under the guidance
of the director and staff, the participants discuss the social,
medical, legal, and driver safety problems caused by alcohol and
other drug abuse. The program includes classroom education, screening,
and evaluation and treatment if warranted.
As a DDP participant, you must attend all seven weekly classroom
sessions. Each session takes 2 to 3 hours, for 16 hours total. When
you satisfactorily complete the classroom sessions, your involvement
in the DDP will end, UNLESS the program refers you for formal evaluation,
and any resulting treatment.
If you are referred for evaluation, you may choose a provider
from a list supplied by the DDP. If you are not satisfied with the
results of the evaluation, you may contact the DDP director and
request a second evaluation. However, you must accept the findings
of the second evaluation.
After evaluation, you may be required to complete a formal substance
abuse treatment program. If you fail to complete required evaluation
or treatment, you will be dropped from the DDP and your conditional
license will be revoked.
You will be dropped from the DDP and lose your conditional license
- do not attend class, any required evaluation, or treatment;
- do not otherwise satisfactorily participate in the program;
or do not pay the program fees.
When you enroll in the DDP you must pay the DMV a nonrefundable
fee of $75. After enrollment, you also must pay a fee directly to
the agency that will conduct your DDP classes. The maximum DDP enrollment
fee is $225, payable to the program you attend. Most programs charge
a $175 fee.
At the completion of the program, depending on your license status
and driving record, your license will be restored or you will be
eligible to apply for a new license.
If you or a loved one is in need of legal assistance, call DerGarabedian, Nathan, Marino & Rodriguez at (516) 766-1619 or schedule a consultation
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