Senate Unanimously Approves Increase in Use of Interlock Ignitions for DUI Offenders

HBarrisonThis month, the state Senate of Pennsylvania has unanimously agreed to send a bill the state House that would increase the use of ignition interlock devices. If this bill passes through the house, the ignition interlock devices would be required for all everyone that is found guilty of driving under the influence. This includes first time offenders if their blood alcohol level is at or above 0.10. The device will be required to be installed in the offender’s car for a minimum of one year.

 The current law in Pennsylvania requires the use of an ignition interlock device for a year if the driver is facing his second DUI and beyond.

 Increasing the punishment for driving under the influence also increases the need for a good attorney. It makes it that much more imperative that the accused has someone to fight for their rights. With the proper attorney, charges can be lessened or dropped. We at Kellis understand that mistakes happen and we are here to make sure that one mistake does not ruin your life or put you through undue hardship.

If you or a loved one is facing a DUI charge, no matter how complicated or hopeless it seems, we are here to help you. With over 20 years of experience, we understand the ins and outs of the court system and we can help you through the legal process. We are here 24/7 to give you a free consultation so do not hesitate to contact us.