As many of you know, DUI law changes way too much. The Illinois Legislature has changed DUI law every six months for the past decade. They can't seem to keep their hands off of it.
There is a proposal before the legislature which will require all those who receive a Judicial Driving Permit to have a device in their car which requires them to blow to start their car.
Now this is another stupid idea for a variety of reasons:
1. For those suspended three months the JDP is only 60 days long (that's a big hassle to have a driver get one of these devices installed for this short of a period).
2. Most of my clients avoid a JDP by having the suspension thrown out (so they avoid that hassle all together).
3. There are better ways to control driving (see my JDP idea below)
The bottom line is that state legislators will get no argument from anyone (except me) when unnecessarily tinkering with the law. In fact, they can tell the voters that they got "tough on DUI" for the ten millionth time (when all they did was fowl the law up and make it easier to beat, again).