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Ignition Interlock Devices

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After a DUI charge or felony conviction, the California court system may require you to install a small breathalyzer into your vehicle, commonly known as an Ignition Interlock Device, or IID. Ignition Interlock Devices require that you are completely sober prior to turning your vehicle on and ensure that you keep yourself and other drivers safe. If you have been told that you need to have a professional install an Ignition Interlock Device in your car, call the Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba. Our experienced Palm Springs DUI lawyer can help you understand the laws governing Ignition Interlock Devices and represent you in all court hearings.

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Who Is Required to Install an Interlock Ignition Device?

According to California Vehicle Code, any individual convicted of a DUI, whether it is a first offense, misdemeanor, or felony, may be required to install the device. Factors that are taken into consideration when determining whether an IID should be installed can include your blood alcohol content and if you complied with the implied consent testing. Failure to take a blood or breath test could mean that you may be required to install an IID in your vehicle.

Installation time required in your vehicle depends on the circumstances of your case, and you can typically see a minimum requirement of:

  • First-time offense – 5 months
  • Second-time offense – up to 1 year
  • Third-time offense – 2 years
  • Fourth-time offense or felony offense 3 years minimum

It is important to note that certain counties may require even first-time offenders to install Ignition Interlock Devices into their vehicles. Additionally, some judges may determine that you are too much of a threat to be operating a vehicle at all and they will revoke your license completely.

Do You Have Questions About IID? Call the Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba

Do you have a suspended license? Have you been convicted of a DUI? Were you told that you need to install an Interlock Ignition Device? An experienced Palm Springs DUI lawyer from the Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba can represent you. We can defend you against DUI charges and help you work to retain your driving privileges.

Call (760) 205-3011 today to learn more.

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