Ignition Interlock Device
DUI Ignition Interlock Devices
Persons found guilty of DUI charges are usually required to install an ignition interlock device on their vehicle. The driver is required to blow into this device before starting their vehicle to establish their sobriety. The vehicle will not start if the device detects the presence of alcohol on the driver's breath. Drivers will also need to provide breath samples while driving to prevent alcohol consumption.
A Seattle criminal defense lawyer should be contacted at once if you have been charged with DUI for qualified legal representation. Mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device is one of many penalties in a drunk driving case.
You may also be facing:
- Vehicle impoundment
- Jail time
- Fines and restitution
- Driver's license suspension or revocation
- Alcohol evaluation and treatment
- Mandatory alcohol/drug education and counseling
- Required attendance at a DUI victim's panel
- Community service
A DUI can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony depending on the facts of the case. Sentencing is often severe when a person convicted of DUI has a prior DUI criminal history, had a blood alcohol content (BAC) well above 0.08%, or caused an accident resulting in injuries or fatalities.
Criminal Defense Attorney in Seattle
DUI Heroes is a highly proficient criminal defense firm that provides dedicated representation to clients facing DUI charges. We are aggressive litigators that know the consequences of a DUI guilty verdict. Our founding attorney is an authority in his field is trained in DUI testing procedures. He will look for mistakes made in your field sobriety, blood, breath, and urine tests to reduce charges or get your case dismissed.
Contact a Seattle criminal defense lawyer at our firm if you are facing DUI charges, including minor DUI, to discuss your case and how to proceed with your defense.