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One-Day DWI Program

The One-Day DWI Program is an alternative sanction for clients convicted of a first-time DWI. The program is only for clients with DWI cases in Hennepin County.

The program provides a prompt and consistent response to prevent repeat offenses. Participants attend programming that combines:

  • Alcohol education
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Self-assessment
  • Victim impact panel
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If you have been ordered to complete the One-Day DWI program, please follow the steps below to register and pay for the class.

Step one: Pay fees

Class fee

The One-Day DWI class fee is $135. Once the class fee is paid, you will receive a proof of payment code to give to your class provider.

Administrative fee 

In addition to the class fee, an administrative fee may need to be paid.

  • Public defender client fee: $0
  • Private attorney fee: $250

Pay by credit or debit card

  • To make a payment, call the Fee Line at 612-348-5179, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Please have your case number available prior to calling

Pay by check or money order

  • Payments can be mailed to:
    Hennepin County Treasurer
    P.O. Box 15171
    Minneapolis, MN 55415
  • Payments should be made payable to 'Hennepin County Treasurer'
  • Please include your case number with your payment

Step two: Register for the class

You can register for a class offered by our providers by phone. All classes take place on Saturdays. You may want to call all providers to find a class date that works best for you.

Virtual class providers

In-person class providers 

How do I locate my case number so I can register?

Your case number/court file number is located at the top of your court documents.

How do I reschedule or cancel a registration?

If you need to reschedule or cancel your current registration, contact the class provider directly, then register for a session that works better for your schedule.

What do I need to know about paying for my class?

Payments for a given session must be received before a participant can attend a One-Day DWI class.

If a participant cancels or reschedules, their payment will be applied to the session they reschedule for.

What if I fail to complete the One-Day DWI program?

A violation will be issued by the participant's probation officer for anyone who fails to attend the One-Day DWI program and they will be required to return to court.

Are meals served during the class?

Meals and snacks are not provided. Participants are given an hour lunch break in which they may leave the premises for a meal.

Are breaks given to class participants?

Breaks are given throughout the day.

How can I receive a copy of my certificate if I have moved to another state?

Call the registration line at 612-543-0471 and leave a message requesting a copy of your certificate. Provide your full name, case number and mailing address.

Can you provide me with additional resources regarding drinking and driving?

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

Minnesotans for Safe Driving

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