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.