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Installation And Certification Of Ignition Interlock Device — Louisiana

  NEW ORLEANS DWI DEFENSE ATTORNEY   Elizabeth Bagert Carpenter, Esq.  --  Defending DWI Cases In South Louisiana   IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE -- INSTALLATION AND CERTIFICATION -- La. R.S. 15:307   As used in R.S. 15:306, "ignition interlock device" means a constant monitoring device that prevents a motor vehicle from being started at any time without first determining the equivalent blood alcohol level of the operator through the taking of a breath sample for testing.  The system shall be calibrated so that the motor vehicle may not be started if the blood alcohol level of the operator, as measured by the [...]

New DWI Law Mandates Stiffer Sentencing For Some Second Time Offenders

New Orleans DWI DUI Attorney  Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. --  Second Offense DWI Penalties Louisiana   Serving DWI DUI Clients In Metairie, Kenner, Gretna, New Orleans, LaPlace, Hammond, Mandeville and Covington!   On August 1, 2012, HB 47 will go into effect.  This new piece of legislature provides for a mandatory 30 day sentence in Parish jail for second time offenders when the offense occurs within 1 year of the 1st.  The offender will also be required to participate in a court ordered substance abuse program.   The sentence of 48 hours will remain for second time offenders who are arrested [...]

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