The New Jersey Senate has recently begun to consider a proposal that would mandate that all individuals convicted for the offense of driving while under the influence of alcohol have an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicle.
Online PR News – 22-June-2012 – Freehold, NJ – The New Jersey Senate has recently begun to consider a proposal that would mandate that all individuals convicted for the offense of driving while under the influence of alcohol have an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicle. Under the current law, this requirement is reserved for repeat offenders or those who had a blood alcohol content (BAC) at more than twice the legal limit at the time of their arrest.
While this requirement would create a significant burden for first-time offenders, there are other components of the proposal which would ease some of the more restrictive elements of the law as it currently stands. Fines for first-time offenders would be slightly decreased under the new law, for one. More importantly, the new law would significantly reduce the license suspension period that a first-time offender is assessed following a drunk driving conviction.
While the proposal is only in the beginning stages of the legislative process, many sources expect it to eventually be adopted, though exactly when this will happen is more of an open question. Nonetheless, the law and its proposed changes serve as a reminder of the considerable burdens that those convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol face following a conviction. New Jersey criminal lawyer Jason A. Volet is prepared to offer help to anyone facing DUI charges or to those looking for more information on DUI laws in the state of New Jersey.
Jason A. Volet is an attorney based in the state of New Jersey, with offices in Freehold and Neptune. He specializes in criminal law, including drug crimes, DUI offenses, and property crimes. To learn more about his practice and services he offers, contact the Law Offices of Jason A. Volet, LLC, today at 732-503-8968.