Ignition Interlock Device
Our Bakersfield 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!
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 Legal Representation
Middlebrook & Associates has a proven track record of obtaining dismissals and reductions in DUI charges for our clients and we can put the same work into doing so for you!
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