On January 1, 2015, Rhode Island implemented a new driving under the influence law. The new law permits judges to shorten license suspensions following a DUI conviction if the motorist installs an ignition interlock system in his or her vehicle.
An ignition interlock system is a device, installed in a car that requires the driver submit a breath sample prior to starting the ignition. Similar to a breathalyzer, the system tests the motorist’s breath for the presence of alcohol. If the system detects alcohol on the driver’s breath, the automobile will not start.
The new DUI law allows judges to reduce the mandatory license suspension to as low as 30 days. However, relief under the new law requires approval by the court and/or prosecutor. Allow our experienced DUI defense attorneys to advocate on your behalf to win your DUI case or limit any license suspension. The attorneys at Robert E. Craven & Associates handle DUI and Refusal cases on a daily basis throughout Rhode Island. Our understanding of the frequently-evolving DUI law is unparalleled. Call our DUI defense attorneys today for a free consultation!