What Is the Connecticut Alcohol Education Program (AEP)?
The Connecticut Alcohol Education Program (also known as the AEP) is a pretrial diversionary program that would require you to attend at either 10 or 15 counseling/education sessions on drinking and driving. If you successfully complete the program and stay out of trouble for a year, the DUI charges would then dismissed. The benefit of the AEP program would be no criminal conviction on your record and no one year loss of license.
(Note: even if you get the AEP, you could still lose your license under the Connecticut DMV Administrative Per Se because what happens in court does not control what happens at the DMV and vice versa.)