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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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One-Day DWI program facilitated virtually

The Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation is temporarily facilitating virtual One-Day DWI program classes through our providers to help ensure the health and safety of our clients and staff. At this time, in-person classes are not being offered. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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 both providers to find a class date that works best for you.

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