Montana’s Attorney General, Tim Fox spoke to the Missoula City Club on Monday and discussed several pressing legal issues in Montana ranging from DUI to human trafficking. Mr. Fox plans on aggressively pursuing DUI offenders during the next legislative session. The Attorney General’s office plans on re-introducing legislation to erase the statute that determines how Montana Judge’s count past DUI convictions. Attorney General Fox intends to support legislation that will allow courts to consider any DUI conviction for the life of a person to consider in sentencing. Currently, Montana law only allows courts to look back 10 years if less than three exist in that time span. It is only upon the being arrested for a DUI 4th or subsequent offense that courts can look back to a person’s entire lifetime in Montana. The 10 year look-back was just recently adopted in the 2013 Montana Legislature, and that period had been 5 years previously.
Marty is a former criminal prosecutor in the Cascade County Attorney’s Office and now uses that experience to defend those accused of crimes. A University of Montana School of Law graduate, Marty focuses his practice on personal injury and criminal defense and is a premier DUI defense attorney. He is also well versed in the insurance claims industry and has negotiated significant settlements with nearly every major insurance company.