Not that I know of, but the way the U.S. jail system works, it’s still mandatory. The U.S. jail system is a system that has the potential to take over our lives, no matter how many times we’ve been incarcerated. It’s not something we would normally do, but it will take some time.
One of the most common reasons inmates are released from the prison system is they have a third DUI conviction within a few years. That’s why I’m thinking all the people who got their DUI’s within the last two years should be forced to serve mandatory and random jail time for their third DUI conviction. It would be a good way to reduce the number of DUI’s in the next few years.
The key to this idea is to have a very large number of people serve this time, something that will not be done in this country for the first time since I don’t think our current laws were written to handle that many people. I know it’s not a perfect solution, but it would probably provide a nice solution. As it turns out, 3rd DUI is something that is very common in Michigan.
I know there are ways to make this work, but I think it’s worth mentioning because it would be nice to know that it’s not that uncommon. A lot of people are doing it. It’s just that they are on the receiving end of the punishment.
For those that don’t know, 3rd DUIs are a form of manslaughter. If you are convicted of a 3rd DUI, you will be sent to jail for 3 days. If you are arrested for a 2nd DUI, you will be sent to jail for 5 days. If you are arrested for a 1st DUI, you will be sent to jail for 10 days.
In Michigan alone, more than 3,300 people get 3rd DUIs every year. In a state as big as Michigan, that’s a lot of people facing the consequences of their actions. A lot of people who get DUIs are not necessarily drunk. And in many cases, they are not even arrested. They are simply sent to jail for 3 days.
What about other states? According to the US Department of Justice, only 15% of DUI arrests are made for any reason other than “not operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of.10 or more.” The majority of people arrested for 3rd DUIs are simply sent to jail for 5 days. According to a recent report in The Wall Street Journal, as many as 400,000 people are treated in prison for 3rd DUIs every year.
This is not entirely surprising though. In a survey undertaken by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, 64% of the drivers charged with DUI convictions stated that they were actually impaired in some way. And in the first year after the law was enacted in 1989, the DUI conviction rate increased to 70%. While this is not a surprising increase, it is not a good sign.
In Michigan, DUIs are very difficult to prove. If someone is found guilty of a DUI, many times the judge will send them to jail for at least six months. If the person is actually guilty, then the judge can either order all charges dropped or they can send them to jail for up to a year or more.
If the judge does just that, then he or she can issue a license suspension that will make it very difficult for them to renew their license. Many times, a person who is convicted of a DUI can face jail time as long as they can prove that they were in a car at the time of arrest.