Prohibition became more rigorous; what changes in supervision and punishmentIt came into force on Thursday (19) the new Prohibition, toughening penalties for drunk drivers.
From Thursday, 19, It took effect the new rules of Prohibition in Brazil, with stricter punishments for drivers who commit the crimes of manslaughter (not intentional) injury or serious or very serious nature, under the influence of alcohol or other psychoactive substances that cause addiction. The penalty for bodily injury shall be 2 years 5 years. In case of death, reaches 8 years in prison.
currently, the penalties for these crimes allow bail, to be arbitrated by a police officer. With the changes envisaged by Law 13.456/2017, approved by Congress and signed by President Michel Temer, this option within the police ceases to exist, and only those who can release on bail will be a judge at a later analysis to prison.
The new law makes no changes regarding the procedures adopted during police checks and also does not alter the alcohol tolerance in the blood or the fine amount.