New DUI Driver’s License Penalties

Senate Bill 259 has passed and  will become law on October 1, 2018.  This law makes it harder for DUI offenders to obtain a driver’s license and operate a vehicle without a breath interlock device.  The 2 biggest changes are the following:

  • DUI 1st offenders will now have their driver’s license revoked for 185 days.  It was and will remain 90 days until October 1, 2018.
  • DUI offenders will also have to install a breath interlock device for 185 days if their BAC was below 0.18.  This use to be up to the judge and easily avoidable, but now is mandated by law.

Senate Bill will make numerous changes, but the above are the big 2 changes.  These changes make it even more important to fight a DUI allegation at the DMV and criminal level.

This is for informative purposes only.  Always seek legal counsel.