As reported by the Desert Independent, the gymnasium at Palo Verde Valley High School will be transformed into a real courtroom today.
Judge Sarah Christian of Riverside County Superior Court will preside and sentence a real defendant who has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. The California DUI sentencing will take place in front of the entire student body.
The program-known as "Real Choices…Real Consequences"-is designed to teach students about the legitimate dangers of California DUI by allowing them to witness real court proceedings.
During the assembly, students will:
- View an actual DUI sentencing.
- Have an opportunity to ask questions of the judge, attorneys, and the defendant.
- Learn facts and statistics about DUIs.
- Understand the consequences of a DUI on individual drivers, crash victims, and local communities.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
If you or someone you know has been arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence in California and may soon to entering a DUI courtroom, it is imperative to consult with an experienced DUI attorney. Contact our
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