Ignition Interlock Device
What is an Ignition Interlock Device?
An ignition interlock device, or an IID, is a breath test that is installed onto the vehicle of the driver in order to facilitate intermittent BAC tests. The ignition interlock device is connected the ignition and must be blown into in order to start the vehicle. If the ignition interlock device detects a BAC level of .02 percent or more, the vehicle will not start. Even if this is your first DUI offense, in the state of Florida, the court can order you to install an ignition interlock device.
In addition to providing an initial “clean” breath sample, the driver must submit to ongoing breath tests while driving. If the driver has sonly 5 minutes in order to provide a breath sample that contains a BAC level of .02 percent or less. If the BAC content is any higher, the car will shut down and fail to start again. A West Palm Beach DUI attorney from DiRenzo & Weick can assist you in determining how to defend your case and what to do about the potential of the installation of one of these devices.
Ignition Interlock Device Attorney in West Palm Beach
If you are convicted of a DUI in the state of Florida, you may be required to have an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle once your driving privileges are reinstated. An attorney can help you fight the conviction and to try to avoid the license suspension and ignition interlock device altogether. The following demonstrates the requirements for an ignition interlock device in the state of Florida:
- First conviction: required if ordered by the court
- First conviction with a BAC level of .2 or higher or with a minor in the vehicle: up to 6 months
- Second conviction: no less than one year
- Second Conviction with a BAC level of .2 or higher or with a minor in the vehicle: no less than 2 years
Speak with one of our attorneys today to find out how you can avoid the installation of an ignition interlock device or in legal matters surrounding a violation with an ignition interlock device.
Contact a West Palm Beach Ignition Interlock Device Attorney from the firm today to find out how you can be helped.