While courts have imposed the tougher driver’s license sentencing schemes required by the new law, many courts have declined to grant OVI offenders the more expansive driving privileges available under Annie’s law.
WADSWORTH, Ohio (PRWEB) October 17, 2017
Annie’s law went into effect April 6, 2017, named after Annie Rooney, an attorney from Chillicothe, Ohio, who was hit and killed by a multiple OVI offender who was under the influence of alcohol. Changes include:
1. Longer driver’s license suspension periods;
2. Different ways to impose jail time;
3. Increase in the look -back period for enhancing DUI penalties from four years to ten years.
4. Changing the way ignition interlock devices are used as part of a driver’s license suspension.
Annie’s law is part of the Ohio legislature continued efforts to get tougher on DUI. While courts have imposed the tougher driver’s license sentencing schemes required by the new law, many courts have declined to grant OVI offenders the more expansive driving privileges available under Annie’s law.
Attorney Daniel Gigiano was admitted to the practice of law in Illinois in 1993. He immediately began practicing as an assistant prosecutor working in a courtroom that focused on major traffic cases, such as DUI and driving under suspension, spending over one year focusing on the many issues in these cases. Attorney Daniel Gigiano then spent the next five years of his government practice working on misdemeanors, felonies, grand jury and preliminary hearings, juvenile delinquency cases, and abuse and neglect cases. In 1999, he was admitted to practice in Ohio. In 2000, he took his experience to a private practice in Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio. Attorney Gigiano has maintained a practice in Wadsworth since that time. During his private practice, he has tried numerous criminal and civil jury trials to verdicts.