In California, a new program is expected to start next month. The program will target those who have been convicted of driving under the influence (DUI). With the program, before convicted DUI offenders start their vehicles, they will have to test their breath alcohol levels.
Last fall, a bill was signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger that requires first-time DUI offenders to have Breathalyzers attached to the dashboards of their vehicles. If alcohol is detected, their vehicles won't start.
The law will go into effect as of July 1st in Los Angles, Alameda, Sacramento and Tulare. In 2015, the new legislature will be evaluated and if successful, it will become a law statewide.
Have you been charged with DUI in Orange County? If so, you should discuss your case with an Orange County DUI lawyer. Contact the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry now to learn more about your individual rights and possible defenses.