BRAZORIA COUNTY CSCD
TEXAS DWI EDUCATION PROGRAM: Article 42.12, Section 13(h), Code of Criminal Procedure requires person convicted of first offense DWI and receiving probation, to attend and successfully complete an educational program certified by the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Failure to complete the program within 180 days (unless an extension was granted) from the date probation was granted will result in the offender's license being revoked. The license cannot be reinstated until the educational program is completed. The standardized program is 12 hours in length.
TEXAS DWI REPEAT OFFENDER PROGRAM: Article 42.12, Section 13(j), Code of Criminal Procedure requires persons convicted of subsequent DWI offenses to attend a program for "repeat offenders: approved by TCADA. Failure to complete the program will result in the offender's license being revoked until the program has been completed. This standardized program is 32 hours in length and is designed for multiple DWI offenders and/or others who have alcohol/drug related problems for which the first offender program was not designed to address. It is now a requirement of probation for offenders convicted of a subsequent DWI.
MISDEMEANOR AND FELONY DRUG OFFENSES
TEXAS DRUG OFFENDER EDUCATION PROGRAM: Section 521.371-521.377, Texas Transportation Code (formerly Article 6687b, Section 24B, Texas Civil Statues) states that persons convicted of misdemeanor of felony drug offenses will automatically have their licenses suspended for a period of six months. In order to have their license reinstated, they must attend and successfully complete an education program on the dangers of drug abuse approved by TCADA. Failure to complete the program will result in the license being revoked indefinitely until the education program is completed. The standardized program is 15 hours in length.
Prior to September 1, 1993, this law did not include misdemeanor offenses nor was the education requirement mandatory. Misdemeanor as well as felony offenders must now complete a TCADA approved drug offender Education Program in order to have their driver's license reinstated.
ALCOHOL/DRUG EDUCATION CLASS SCHEDULING
RESCHEDULING: WEDNESDAY between 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.
NORTH COUNTY OFFICE
SCHEDULING: 2nd and 4th TUESDAY at 9:00 A.M. OR 2:00 P.M.
2nd and 4th TUESDAY between 9:00 A.M. and
Persons not on adult probation in Brazoria County must contact the Program Assistant, Grace Flores, at 979-864-1406 for scheduling instructions.