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Penalties For Driving a Vehicle While Intoxicated or on Drugs

Among others, the new provisions in force since November 20, 2009 are as follows.  Please speak to a qualified lawyer specializing in DUI/DWI law for more information:

Restricted Liability: Those over 18 and under 21 years of age and adults over 65 years of age, who repeatedly (more than 1 time) commit the crimes of homicide and negligent injury (traffic accidents, for example) no longer be entitled to the reduction of sentence corresponding to the crime because of their age.

Disqualification:  Those sentenced for crimes relating to traffic, not only be disqualified to drive, but also to get a driver’s license for a period lasting conviction.

Manslaughter:  Drivers who commit manslaughter while under the influence of drugs, narcotics or presence of blood alcohol greater proportion of 0.5 grams – liter higher (particularly transport) or 0.25 grams – liter (mass transit / load) shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than 4 nor more than eight years and disqualification for a period equal to drive

Culpable injuries:  The driver that causes serious negligent injury being drugged or presence of alcohol in blood: 0.5 grams – liter higher (particularly transport) or 0.25 grams – liter (public passenger / cargo) shall be punished by imprisonment for not less 4 more than six years.

Drunk driver:  The drunk driving a vehicle (0.5 grams – liter) shall be punished by imprisonment of not less than 6 months nor more than two years (the previous sentence was not more than 1 year).

For the driver of public transport of passengers or goods (0.25 grams – liter), the penalty shall be not less than one nor more than three years (the previous sentence was not longer than 2 years).

Resistance to authority:  The driver of the vehicle involved in the authority that refuses to pass the ethyl doping will be punished with penalty of not less than six months more than four years (the previous sentence was not longer than 2 years).

Machine Operator:  The individual operating tools, equipment or machinery that represent risk or danger, shall be punished by imprisonment not exceeding six months more than one year