Among other penalties, the act increases the maximum jail time for those convicted of vehicular homicide while under the influence from three to five years. The law now also doubles prison time from five to ten years for drivers with prior convictions.
The new law also includes heavier punishments for impaired drivers convicted of traveling with minors in the car with one year in jail for the first offense and two years for a second offense.
With criminal penalties getting tougher, it is vital that you contact an experienced defense attorney immediately if you are arrested for an alcohol related driving offense.
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