Arrested for DUI in Melbourne, FL or Palm Bay, FL and want to know the specifics?
Contact Attorney Eric A. Morgan at Morgan Law, P.A. DUI in Melbourne, FL – Palm Bay, FL for a free consultation: (321) 253-6223.
Level One or Level I DUI School in Brevard County, Florida (Melbourne, FL & Palm Bay, FL)
First offenders take the Level 1 DUI Course. There are both Spanish and English versions of the course. The Brevard County DUI Level 1 course meets the statutory requirements of Florida State 316.192(4) and 316.193(5).
A judge may order a defendant to take the DUI Level 1 course for a variety of offenses, not just DUI. Sometimes people charged with Reckless Driving or Driving with Open Container will be ordered by Brevard County, FL judges in Melbourne, Titusville, or Viera to take the DUI Level 1 Course. People convicted of out of state driving charges may need to take the DUI Level 1 course in order to qualify for a Business Purpose Only driver’s license.
Level II DUI School in Melbourne, Florida & Palm Bay, Florida:
People convicted of a 2nd DUI must take the DUI Level II course. The course involves a psychological evaluation interview by a certified DUI instructor. Additionally, participants engage in 12 hours of classroom instruction about the dangers of impaired driving and the legal consequences suffered by Florida offenders.
Victim Awareness Program
In addition to taking either the DUI Level 1 Course or the DUI Level II course, defendants must complete the Victim Awareness Program.
The only acceptable online version of Victim awareness class is the YouImpact course which is available at https://youimpact.com/.
Brevard County, Florida DUI School Locations:
There are two physical locations where Brevard residents may take the DUI courses, one in Melbourne, FL and one in Merritt Island, FL. The Melbourne, FL DUI School is located between Airport Boulevard and Babcock Street, off of Hibiscus Boulevard. People may register for the classes at either location from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. Online registration is available. The Merritt Island, FL DUI School is located near the intersection of Courtenay Parkway and State Road 520 near Home Depot.
Melbourne, Florida DUI School:
1515 Elizabeth St.
Melbourne, FL 32901
Phone Number: (321) 952-5327 or (407) 847-4452
Fax: (321) 727-7429
Merritt Island, FL DUI School:
250 N. Courtenay Parkway
Merritt Island, FL 32953
Phone Number: (321) 631-2347 or (407) 897-4429
Fax Number: (321) 639-2593
Registration Requirements for Level I or Level II DUI Schools
People registering for the Level I or Level II DUI School for Brevard County, must provide the following documents:
- Driver’s license or photo identification
- Driver’s license number
- DUI citations and arrest affidavit
- Traffic Crash Report (if a crash occurred)
- breath or blood alcohol level (BAL) reading
After a defendant completes the required course, the Brevard County, FL DUI Schools will send proof of completion to the Court, the probation officer, and the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). The Brevard DUI Schools must report a failure to complete the requirements of either Level 1 or Level II courses, if they have not been completed within 90 days, potentially leading to suspension of one’s driver’s license.
Other Important DUI information for Residents of Melbourne, Florida & Palm Bay, Florida
Ignition Interlock Device – People who were especially intoxicated at the time of their DUI or people facing a second or third DUI charge are often ordered to pay for and install an ignition interlock device. The ignition interlock prevents a vehicle from being started until a breath sample is provided. When the device detects a breath alcohol reading of more than 0.05%, then the vehicle will not start.
SCRAM (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor) – A SCRAM device allows law enforcement agencies to remotely monitor whether a person is impaired.