Alive at 25

AliveAt25SidebarImage.jpgAlive at 25 is a free defensive driving class taught by law enforcement officers with the goal of lowering teen/young adult automobile accidents. If you have been given a citation by a police officer, you have the possibility of receiving a reduction or dismissal of your charge upon successful completion of the class.

 

Here is what you need to know:

  •  Taking the class does NOT guarantee that your ticket (charge) will be reduced or dismissed.
  •  The prosecutor in your case will make that decision based upon the circumstances of your citation and your prior driving history.
  •  An Alive at 25 reduction or dismissal based upon the successful completion of the class may only be granted once.
  •  Prosecutors generally look favorably upon drivers who complete the class.


WHAT DO I DO?

You may handle your infraction citation one of three ways:

1. Plead guilty and pay your fine online or at the Ada County Courthouse.

2. Appear before the Clerk of the Court at the Ada County Courthouse between the dates noted on your citation and:

  •  Enter a “not guilty” plea.
  •  Request a Court Trial Conference.
  •  Complete the Alive at 25 class prior to the Court Trial Conference.
  •  Take your Alive at 25 Certificate of Completion to your Court Trial Conference and ask the prosecutor if they will offer you a reduction or dismissal based upon your completion of the class.


3. Appear before the Clerk of the Court at the Ada County Courthouse between the dates noted on your citation and:

  •  Enter a “not guilty” plea.
  •  Request a Court Trial Conference.
  •  Appear at the Court Trial Conference and discuss the option of completing Alive at 25 for a reduction or dismissal with the prosecutor.
  •  If the prosecutor agrees to a reduction or dismissal, your case will be reset to allow you time to complete the class.
  •  You will have to appear again in court with your Certificate of Completion to receive the reduction or dismissal agreed upon by you and the prosecutor.
  

   The benefit of completing the Alive at 25 class prior to appearing for your Court Trial Conference is that you will likely only have to appear in court one time.  There is no guarantee your citation will be reduced or dismissed, unless the prosecutor has agreed to do so in writing at the Court Trial Conference.

For more information or to register for the Alive a 25 class go to www.idsafedriver.org