Posted by the Charleston DUI Attorneys at Anderson & Schuster, Attorneys at Law, LLC. Our Charleston DUI lawyers help drivers charged with DUI in Charleston, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Summerville, Goose Creek, and the surrounding areas. If you are cited for DUI, our Charleston DUI lawyers will discuss your DUI arrest with you free of charge.
A lawmaker in Oklahoma proposed a DUI law that would prohibit those convicted of DUI from purchasing alcohol for a time period to be determied by a judge. After a DUI conviction, the offender would be given replacement identification that would say "Alcohol Restricted," meaning they would not be allowed to purchase alcoholic beverages. Furthermore, it would also be a crime to purchase alcohol for a DUI offender under such restriction.
The purpose of the law is clear: to prevent those convictred of DUI from drinking alcohol under any circumstance for a period of time. Such a DUI law may prove difficult to enforce. The law will, in effect, require everyone to be "carded" every time they want to purchase alcohol. What if you were to give a DUI offender a drink at a pary you are hosting? The DUI bill does not address this issue. There are also religious implications for those who take communion. The goal of such a DUI law is likely to reduce the number of repeat DUI offenders. However, its a law that may be too easy to circumvent to be effective. We will follow the proposed DUI law and let you know if it passes.