A new law in Illinois regarding driving under the influence (DUI) goes into effect in the new year. Under HB 3084, if an individual drives after their license has been suspended or revoked due to a DUI violation that resulted in a fatality, the individual will be sentenced in the same way an individual who is convicted of reckless homicide would be sentenced. This stricter DUI law would result in serious repercussions for those who drive after their license was revoked due to drunk driving that caused a death.
HB 3084 Provisions
The following provisions are included in this new DUI law :
- Subsection (a-5) of HB 3084 states that any individual who drives a vehicle on a driver’s license that has been revoked or suspended due to a conviction for aggravated DUI that resulted in a fatality will be guilty of a Class 4 felony.
- A person who drives after their license has been suspended or revoked because of drunk driving that led to someone’s death cannot have driver’s license reinstated for three additional years after their conviction.
- If an individual drives on a license that was suspended or revoked due to an aggravated DUI that resulted in the death of another, that person will be imprisoned for up to 30 days or will be required to complete 300 hours of community service.
- An individual who violates this law a second or subsequent time will be guilty of a Class 2 felony, and they will be required to serve a mandatory prison sentence without being eligible for probation or conditional discharge.
These are just a few provisions of HB 3084. While the new law covers situations in which DUI leads to someone’s death, any drivers who are convicted of driving under the influence and still drive on a revoked or suspended license may face fines and jail time.
Contact an Experienced Will County DUI Lawyer Today
At the Law Office of Jack L. Zaremba, we understand that mistakes and poor judgments happen. However, being convicted of driving under the influence can tarnish both your record and reputation. A DUI violation can lead to hefty fines, time in prison, and the loss of your license, which can seriously affect your ability to transport yourself and your family and earn an income. That is why our Joliet DUI defense attorney will aggressively defend you against any DUI charges and work to help you get back on the road as soon as possible. Contact us by calling 815-740-4025 today.