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Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs New Bill to Require First-Time DUI Offenders in Los Angeles County to Install Interlock Devices

Recently, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Assembly Bill 91, otherwise know as AB 91, creating a pilot program in Los Angeles County as well as in three other California counties that will effect first time Driving Under the Influence (DUI) offenders in Los Angeles County. The pilot project would begin on July 1, 2010 and would extend to January 1, 2016. By July 1, 2015, the Department of Motor Vehicles would have to report to the Legislature on the pilot project’s effectiveness in reducing the number of first time and repeat DUI offenses.

Under the program, first time DUI offenders in Los Angeles County will be required to install a breathalyzer device on every vehicle they own. The device will then permit these offenders to drive only if they pass a “breath –test.”

Such breathalyzer devices have already been required for quite some time for other alcohol related offenses in Los Angeles County and throughout California. However, such devices have usually never been required for first time DUI offenders. Thus, it will certainly be interesting to see how this change in the law plays out.

If you have a question about this change in the law or any other changes in the law, call Wallin and Klarich today at 1-888-280-6839. You may also want to visit www.wklaw.com for an online consultation of your case. Wallin and Klarich has been in the business of vigorously representing clients with their criminal matters in their time of need for over 30 years and we would like to help you with yours. We have experienced, knowledgeable Los Angeles DUI defense attorneys available to answer your calls 7 days a week, 24 hour a day.

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