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Introduced AB 2823 to extend probation for DUI manslaughter convictions

Assemblyman Joe Patterson introduced a bill that would extend probation for those who commit vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.

Current law for someone convicted of driving under the influence in California provides that persons convicted of driving while intoxicated must serve a probationary period of not less than three years nor more than five, except for a maximum prison term of more than five years before the crime. the probationary period can be extended.

If someone commits a DUI and kills an individual, current law provides for probation of no more than one year if convicted of a misdemeanor and two if convicted of a misdemeanor.

Assemblyman Patterson’s bill AB 2823 would extend the probation period for someone convicted of killing another while driving under the influence of alcohol so that it would be the same for someone convicted of driving under the influence.

β€œIt was devastating to me that a person who killed someone while driving under the influence got out of jail within a year and the probation was so short that there was really no accountability and they took someone’s life,” Assemblyman said Patterson. .

The bill would also impose a state-mandated local program.

Assemblyman Patterson believes the bill would hold convicts accountable for driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

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