Changes in DUI Laws for 1999

Changes in DUI Laws for 1999


  1. Urine test will not be an option when stopped for DUI. The choices
    of chemical tests will be limited to breath and blood only.
  2. Those who refuse to take a chemical test will be required to attend
    a 6 month DUI school. Previously there were no program consequences for
    refusal.
  3. If a defendant is convicted of a DUI with a blood alcohol level of
    .20 or higher they will be required to attend a 6 month DUI
    program.
  4. Defendants convicted of a ‘wet-reckless’ (plea bargin down from
    original charge of VC23152) will be required to attend a DUI program.
    Previously is was at the discretion of the court if the defendant was
    to go to a DUI school or not.
  5. First offender programs previously 3/4 months long will now be
    increased to handle the longer 6 month program.

See the numbers and findings for 1998 DMV DUI arrests, license suspensions
and hearing actions
.

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