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DUI charges and ignition interlock devices

On Behalf of | Jan 5, 2022 | DUI

If you currently face drunk driving charges or have a recent DUI conviction, you need to review a number of issues related to your DUI case. For example, you could have to have an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle, which requires you to submit a breath sample before the engine starts and while you are on the road.

It is imperative to understand your obligations with respect to ignition interlock devices in order to avoid additional penalties. Moreover, you should also go over the process of installing an ignition interlock device in your vehicle.

DUI charges and ignition interlocks

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s website provides information on drunk driving convictions and ignition interlock devices. Those charged with drunk driving for the second, third or fourth time have longer ignition interlock device terms, as well as those charged with drunk driving while a child under the age of 14 was in the vehicle, if someone else suffered an injury or if the driver’s BAC level was over .15.

These devices require drivers to submit breath samples in order to start their engine, and they will also have to provide samples from time to time while on the road.

Installing an ignition interlock device

Drivers ordered to install an ignition interlock device must have an approved device set up in their vehicle if they want to receive a restricted driver’s license (which costs $150). If you need to have a device in your vehicle, you have to find a service center through an approved provider.

Aside from ignition interlock devices, drunk driving cases can lead to many other serious penalties. If these charges have arisen, make sure you look into your options right away.