My friend was charged with DWI one month ago, is it true that the new law applies and she will not lose her license?
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That is incorrect. The law states specifically that there is no retroactive application. However, most attorneys will try to get it applied retroactively especially if the DUI happened after the law was signed in August.
Nope it is the old law. It says in the statute and the AG guidelines. Anyway to clarify she still loses her license but is allowed to drive with the interlock installed.
Your best bet is to see what other defenses you may have. The new law takes effect on December 1st. It is not retroactive. Most attorneys offer free consultations. Best of luck
It does not apply. Make sure your friend finds a DUI defense lawyer here at AVVO and you should help him find that lawyer. If he/she was thinking of the public defender. . ...think again.
The new law did not go into effect until midnight on December 1, 2019. Your friend will need to consult with an attorney to discuss the facts of the case with the old law that applied on the date the ticket was issued.
Unfortunately the new law does not apply unless she was given the DWI December 1st or after.
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The new law DOES NOT apply to DWI’s issued before 12/1/19. So, your friend is looking at a mandatory suspension, unless she fights it a d wins