Community Service

Community service is a way for the state to administer a penalty while providing a benefit to the community.

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Service hours are typically done under the supervision of a probation officer.

What You Need To Know

  • Also known as community restitution, this service is meant to benefit the community that has been negatively impacted by a DUI.
  • You will not get paid but sometimes you can choose a specific charity for your service hours.
  • The required number of service hours varies among states and severity.
  • Your lawyer may be able to negotiate a buyout rate for required service hours.
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