Ignition Interlocks: RI DUI Law Strengthened in 2015
As of January 1st, Rhode Island’s driving under the influence laws are made tougher. The new law gives judge’s the power to order those convicted of a DUI to install an ignition interlock system in his/her automobile. An ignition interlock tests a driver’s blood alcohol level (similar)
Prior to the enactment of this new law, ignition interlock devices were only required in the most serious of DUI offenses. Now, even a first offender can be required to install an interlock device. First offenders with a blood alcohol level above .08% may be required to install the device while the requirement is mandatory for those with a blood alcohol level above .15%.
A DUI conviction can have significant consequences in your life. Don’t risk the possibility of a criminal conviction or loss of license by trusting your case to an inexperienced attorney. If you have been charged with a DUI in Rhode Island, call our experienced criminal defense attorneys today. We handle driving under the influence cases throughout the State of Rhode Island on a daily basis.