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 a DUI.
- Community service is unpaid.
- The required number of service hours varies among states and severity.
Your lawyer may be able to negotiate a buyout rate for required community service hours.