DuPage DUI lawyer Marilyn A. Miller wants persons charged with a first DUI in Illinois to be aware that Illinois Senate Bill 300 was signed into law on August 24, 2007 and became effective January 1, 2009. P.A. 95-0400. It requires all first-time Illinois DUI offenders who wish to drive during their statutory summary suspension to install a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device on the vehicle they wish to drive during the statutory summar suspension.
A person must provide a breath sample into the Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device prior to starting the vehicle and at random intervals throughout the travel time. The BAIID uses advanced technology to read the persons Blood Alcohol Content (BAC). A BAIID is hooked to the ignition of the car and prevents the person from starting the car if their breath sample registers a .05 or higher. If the breath sample is negative for alcohol, the person will be able to start their car without incident.
In addition, Senate Bill 300 increases the statutory summary suspension times as follows: For offenders who refuse testing at the time they are pulled over, their suspension times will go from the current 6 months to 12 months. For those that take the test and fail, their suspension will double from the current 3 months to 6 months.
Contact Marilyn A. Miller by email or call 630-424-8816.