It is likely that community service will be a requirement of a DUI conviction. Community service is a way for the state to administer a penalty while providing a benefit to the community. Often community service hours are overseen by/reported to a probation officer.
Things that Matter:
- Also known as community restitution, this service is meant to benefit the community that has been negatively impacted by the DUI action.
- Community service is unpaid
- The required number of service hours varies from state to state and severity of the DUI charge.
Usually you can choose the charity you serve. In some cases, community service hours can be bought. If so, your lawyer may be able to negotiate a buyout rate for the required hours.
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