New Jersey is considering a change to how it deals with DUI offenders.
To encourage drivers to abstain from alcohol while driving and to help
them abstain from alcohol period, the state is considering reducing the
amount of time licenses are suspended in exchange for mandatory ignition
Currently only those drivers with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .15
or higher are required to have an ignition lock installed. An ignition
lock is a device that, once installed on a vehicle, requires the driver
to blow into a tube and register a 0.00 BAC before the vehicle will be
able to be started.
The proposed change in the law would allow all those convicted of DUI to
have an ignition lock installed in exchange for a much-shortened license
suspension times. The change is common sense. Especially since studies
show that drivers who have ignition locks installed are 40 to 95 percent
less likely re-offend.
If you live in Burlington, Essex, Colchester, Winooski, Williston,
Shelburne or anywhere in the State of Vermont, and have been arrested or
charged with DUI or any crime, call Handy Law for aggressive and
experienced legal defense.