Understanding Ignition Interlock Devices: Everything You Need to Know

If you're facing a DUI charge, you may be required to install an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) in your car. An IID is a breathalyzer that connects to your vehicle's ignition system, preventing it from starting if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is above a certain limit. Here's what you need to know about IIDs and how they work.

What is an Ignition Interlock Device?

An IID is a device that measures your BAC through a breath sample before allowing your car to start. It's typically installed in the dashboard of your vehicle and connected to the engine's ignition system. If your BAC is above the legal limit, the device will prevent your car from starting.

How Does an Ignition Interlock Device Work?

When you blow into the IID, it measures your BAC and sends the results to a monitoring system. If your BAC is below the legal limit, your car will start normally. If your BAC is above the limit, the device will prevent your car from starting. You'll need to wait a certain amount of time before trying again, and you may need to perform additional tests while driving.

Why Do I Need an Ignition Interlock Device?

If you've been convicted of a DUI, you may be required to install an IID as a condition of your probation or to regain your driving privileges. IIDs are designed to prevent drunk driving and keep the roads safe for everyone.

How Do I Get an Ignition Interlock Device?

If you're required to install an IID, you'll need to find an approved provider in your area. Once you've found a provider, you'll need to have the device installed in your vehicle and pay for the monthly monitoring fees.

What Are the Benefits of Using an Ignition Interlock Device?

Using an IID can help you regain your driving privileges and avoid further legal trouble. It can also help you stay sober and make better decisions when it comes to drinking and driving.

If you need help with your DUI case, contact Barre M. Sakol, P.C. for experienced and compassionate legal representation.

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