Lawmakers in Montana are getting ready to review a number of proposed additions to the current DUI laws. The newly proposed laws would make it possible to hand out more severe punishments for DUI offenders and make it easier for the courts to convict those accused of DUI.
Under the newly proposed laws it would be possible for police to obtain a warrant for a blood test from a driver refuses to submit to a breath test at virtually any hour of the day. This law alone could result in a dramatic increase in DUI convictions in the state of Montana.
Montana drivers already face some of the most severe punishments in the country under the current laws. As the laws stand now first time DUI offenders in Montana face up to one thousand dollars in fines, up to six months in prison and a revocation of driving privileges for up to six months.
The severity of current Montana DUI law makes it a very wise move to contact a qualified DUI attorney immediately following arrest. If the new laws get passed, hiring an attorney to help you with your case would be critical. Having a qualified DUI attorney by your side will help to ensure that you make it through your case with as few headaches and as manageable a punishment possible.