If you are convicted of a DUI in the 2019 new year and beyond, a change in the DUI laws may be of interest to you.
Prior to 2019, a person convicted of a DUI could expect a license suspension that involved a suspension with no driving whatsoever for a period of time depending on whether the conviction was for a first, second, third, or fourth DUI.
The new law now changes that suspension period. A person convicted of a DUI will have their license suspended for a period of time depending on how many DUIs they have within 10 years, but now, everyone will be able to obtain a restricted license beginning the first day of your suspension, whereas in the past there was a period of no driving at all followed by a period of restricted driving.
The restricted drivers license allows you to drive to and from work, during the course of work, and to and from any drinking driving program required by the court of the DMV.
The catch, you will now be required to install an ignition interlock device on any vehicle you drive or own. You will be able to drive a vehicle during your employment that is owned by your employer without an interlock device, but your will have to notify your employer of your restricted license and you will have to carry a notice of the restriction in the company vehicle or on your person.
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