In some states, ignition interlock devices are automatically required after any drunk driving conviction. Then there are some states that permit for them as a substitute to driver’s license revocations or suspensions. There are many various ways in which a motorist might either be ordered or allowed to have an ignition interlock device installed. Ignition interlock device regulations vary greatly from state to state, and these laws are constantly evolving. Because of this, it is vital that you speak with a local criminal defense lawyer for more specific information your state’s laws and how they relate to your case.
An ignition interlock device is a device that is comparable to a transportable breath test that has the capability to calculate breath alcohol level and render a car unable to start. Before a car is started, the driver must blow into the device. If the device detects a specific amount of alcohol on the driver’s breath, the interlock device does not allow the engine to started. If the driver is sober, the car will successfully start up.
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Not only do you have to give use the ignition interlock device in order to start the car, but you will have to periodically use it as you drive.
This is to stop another individual who is sober from starting the vehicle for other intoxicated motorists.