When you get in trouble with the law, there may be severe consequences depending on the crime you are charged with and your criminal history thus far. If you go to court over something like a DUI or assault and your record is clean up to this point, the judge may order you to take courses as part of your sentence. Having to take court ordered courses may seem like a cakewalk compared to some of the stiffer penalties you were facing. Take a look at some of the types of classes you may have to go through to prove you've learned your lesson.
Being accused of committing a crime due to a highly tense situation may result with you being sent to take an anger management course. These series of court ordered classes give you tips and tricks on how to disengage at times of high stress. A failure to do so may result in outbursts which may turn violent. The course may also teach you how to keep your temper in check during times of stress.
If you had to attend drug court or were found to have been driving while intoxicated, part of your sentence may be substance abuse classes. In these courses, you may learn how to avoid falling back into the addiction trap and how hard drugs can be on the body. You also may learn how to help others in the throws of addiction come through it.
It may seem like a class dedicated to decision making would have no real bearing on your life; however, the tools a course like this gives are invaluable. You may learn how to tell people "no" in a way you never have before.
The resources that are provided as part of these classes are invaluable and should be kept close by. If you are not sure about having to take these classes, you should focus on the fact that you didn't wind up behind bars.
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