Vehicle Interlock Device
In the State of Arizona, an ignition interlock device is a mandatory penalty after every DUI conviction. This is one of many factors that must be considered when approaching resolution to a DUI case. If you have been arrested for DUI and are in danger of having an interlock device placed in your vehicle, contact a Mesa DUI attorney at the Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, PC to discuss your legal options. The experienced legal team at the Firm has represented numerous individuals against DUI cases, and has helped many of them avoid penalties such as the installation of an interlock device or vehicle impoundment. The Firm will launch an aggressive legal defense that is formulated to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.
An ignition interlock device is a tool that measures the blood alcohol content (BAC) of an individual. It is placed inside the vehicle of a person who has been convicted of DUI as a safety measure. The device requires the person to blow into it to register their BAC before they can start the engine of their vehicle. If the device records a person's BAC as being over the legal limit (in this case, 0.08%), then it will not allow the vehicle to start. This renders the person unable to drive while under the influence.Benefits of Hiring a Mesa DUI Lawyer
The period of time that a person has an interlock device installed in their vehicle depends upon a number of factors, including the severity of their DUI offense, and whether or not they have had previous DUI convictions. Currently, these periods are broken down as follows:
- Standard DUI (first or second offense) – Interlock device required for 12 months
- Extreme DUI (first or second offense) – Interlock device required for 12 months
- Super extreme DUI (first offense) – Interlock device required for 18 months
- Super extreme DUI (second offense) – Interlock device required for 24 months
- Aggravated DUI - Interlock defice required for 24 months
If you have been arrested for DUI, contact a Mesa DUI attorney for a free case evaluation. An attorney can provide you with representation in your case and defend against a possible conviction and the installment of an ignition interlock device to your vehicle.