Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) March 09, 2012
On February 29, 2012, the Florida Home of Representatives passed Residence Bill 681. Residence Bill 681 might amend Florida Statute 316.193. The statement proposes a considerable modification to Floridas DUI sentencing laws. If passed by the Florida Senate, Home Bill 681 provides that a Judge can easily sentence a 1st time DUI culprit to either 10 days of vehicle immobilization or to have an ignition interlock set up in the offenders automobile (s) for about 3 months. Michael A. Dye, a DUI protection attorney in Broward County Florida thinks that Florida Home Invoice 681 will significantly restrict a Judges sentencing authority in 1st time misdemeanor DUI situations.
Currently, Florida Statute 316.1937 controls the positioning of ignition interlocks on car (s) that are driven by impaired drivers. Florida Statute 316.1937 (1) allows a Judge, in the Judges discretion, to need an ignition interlock for a very first time DUI offender. Requiring an ignition interlock is a cumulative penalty in addition to an automobile immobilization and can not be for a period of less than 6 months. Currently, a Judge is not enabled to order an ignition interlock in lieu of an automobile immobilization. Florida Home Statement 681 would change that by producing Florida Statute 316.193 subsection 6 (a) (2). The plain foreign language of the amendment to subsection 6 (a) (2) will need a Judge to pick between either a vehicle immobilization or an ignition interlock for a first time DUI offender.
Residence Statement 681 is just one of those get tough on DUI laws that are proposed and in some cases passed. A lot of times these statements are merely for program. DUIs are a generally a misdemeanor, however they are a political warm button. At the beginning of every legal session, you can anticipate 2 or three DUI crusader bills. Some statements are laughable, some are scary and some, like Home Invoice 681, have unintended consequences. By the way I review it, if the Senate passes this amendment, a Judge will have to pick between the immobilization and the interlock. Presently, a Judge can easily do both. A more successful way to do this would have actually been to amend Florida Statute 316.1937. Modification the word may to shall and the Judge might have to give both an immobilization and an interlock, stated Michael A. Dye, DWI Defense Lawyer and in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
ABOUT Michael A. Dye:
Michael A. Dye is a criminal & DUI protection attorney in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Mr. Dye is admitted to the Florida Bar and the Southern District of Florida. Mr. Dye handles DUI, misdemeanor and felony criminal defense matters in Broward & Palm Beach front Counties. Even more info on the firm and Mr. Dye can be discovered at http://www.AlcoholAndDrugLaw.com.
For More Details Contact Michael A. Dye, -LRB-954-RRB-745-5848 or Michael (at) AlcoholAndDrugLaw (dot) com
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