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First Time DUI Offenders Decline New Monitoring Program In Palm Beach County

First Time DUI Offenders Decline New Monitoring Program In Palm Beach County

First time DUI offenders are able to minimize the damage, avoid a criminal conviction, steep court fines, possible jail time and other headaches associated with DUI arrest. How? Prosecutors in Palm Beach County are promoting a new monitoring program where first-time DUI offenders agree to expensive alcohol monitoring devices for three to six months, pleading guilty to a misdemeanor reckless driving charge instead of a DUI, paying lower than usual fines, and completing one year of probation. How effective is the programs? Not very. A majority of the first-time DUI offenders declined to participate. According to Chief Assistant State Attorney Adrienne Ellis, just 425 people have signed up since the initiative began June 1. For most of 2013, the office handled about 2,500 DUI cases For source and complete details, please… […]

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