Ignition Interlock Device
Our Bakersfield DUI Lawyer Can Work to Avoid a Conviction
If you are convicted of a DUI in California you may be required by the court to pay for the installation and upkeep of an ignition interlock device (IID) to deter future drunk driving. This can be a cumbersome and expensive mandate especially if you are required to drive with one for several months. Don't let the judge force you to install an IID—speak with our Bakersfield DUI defense lawyer who can fight your DUI charges and avoid a conviction!
Our firm handles DUI defense exclusively and can put together a strong strategy to challenge the prosecution on your behalf. At Middlebrook & Associates, we have had only 7 guilty verdicts in the more than 200 DUI cases tried to a verdict. Our firm is highly skilled and as a result of these successes, we have been listed in California's Super Lawyers for 20113 and 2014, we have a perfect 10.0 Superb rating from Avvo, and are AR Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. These go to show how committed we are to obtaining favorable results for each and every client we serve.
How does an IID work?
An IID is akin to a small breathalyzer which is connected to the cabin of your vehicle and the engine. A breath sample is required at ignition and every so often while in use to ensure you are not consuming alcohol.
An IID works in the following way:
- A breath sample is given by blowing into the mouthpiece
- The IID analyzes your blood alcohol concentration or BAC
- If the BAC is above a certain limit, the IID will prevent the vehicle from starting
- The car will start otherwise but require a new sample roughly every 45 minutes
If this is not your first DUI conviction, you will likely be ordered to have an IID installed. You will be responsible for purchasing the device and installing it and leasing it which can run you between $50 and $100 a month.
The only way to avoid an IID is to fight your DUI. Just because you are arrested does not mean you will be convicted and our Bakersfield DUI defense attorney can look to exploit any and all weaknesses in the prosecution's case.
Dedicated & Aggressive DUI Lawyer
Middlebrook & Associates has a proven track record of being able to obtain dismissals and reductions in DUI charges for our clients and we can put the same work into doing so for you!
Reach out to our Bakersfield DUI firm today and get the legal advice you need to plan your next step!