Pennsylvania state legislators along with Mothers Against Drunk Driving recently joined forces to talk about the state’s new ignition interlock laws. The law was passed last month in order keep repeat DUI offenders off the road.
According to the new law, first-time offenders will be required to have an interlock system for 12-months rather than imposing a one-year license suspension.
Officials indicate that it will take a year to 15 months in order to fully implement the new program. Each device will cost DUI offenders approximately $100 per month.
According to officials at MADD, the interlock devices have stopped some 1.8 million drunken driving attempts across the United States.
No matter who you are, if you and drive, it’s a criminal offense. A DUI conviction can mean the loss of your job and can have serious consequences in terms of not only insurance costs, heavy fines and jail time. When facing such a situation, it’s important to choose a reliable attorney to defend you.
Steven E. Kellis has been representing clients in DUI cases for over 20 years. He can help you, too.
If you or a loved one is facing the charge of DUI, and even if you are in jail, give the Law Offices of Steven E. Kellis us a call. We are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact us today to learn more about DUI in Pennsylvania and how we can help you.