So one obvious way to increase the proportion of first offenders
who get interlocks is to require them for alcohol-related negligent driving.
Ramsell says that the concept behind requiring the monitoring device is to prevent the first offender
from driving while under the influence during the six to 12 months of the statutory summary suspension.
The estimated communitywide savings if all first offenders
in the study group had been sent through peer courts was $325,530 because of reduced victim losses and law enforcement costs, Wagner said.
DeYoung added: "It's true that our study showed that court orders to first offenders
to install an ignition interlock device are not effective in reducing recidivism among that group -- perhaps because many first offenders
tend to be in denial, resent the devices and refuse to install them.
could face suspension or transfer to another school, while second offenders will be expelled.
William Reid hit out after hearing how naive first offenders
are put to work alongside hardened crooks.
The first offenders
were just 15 when they offered the drug to classmates at James Hamilton Academy, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, in December and January.
could be sentenced to up to a year in jail and repeat offenders to state prison.