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Ignition Interlock Devices for West Palm Beach DUIs

West Palm Beach DUI Lawyer – (561) 902-1122

Both the criminal justice system of Florida and its Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) are notorious for exacting harsh penalties against people convicted of driving under the influence (DUI). A prime example of its steep punishments is its mandatory inclusion of ignition interlock devices (IID) in many DUI sentencings. Even on first-time DUI convictions with a clean criminal history and spotless driving record, a convicted individual will most likely be penalized by the inclusion of IID installation in sentencing.

Are you concerned that you may be facing heavy criminal penalties if you are convicted of a DUI, including IID installation? Contact West Palm Beach DUI Attorney Greg Rosenfeld to schedule a free defense consultation. Backed by a 10.0 “Superb” Avvo rating and two selections into Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ 2019, Attorney Rosenfeld has become the go-to name for criminal defense representation for people throughout Florida.

Call (561) 902-1122 to speak with an experienced West Palm Beach DUI attorney today.

  • What is an Ignition Interlock Device?
  • An ignition interlock device is a relatively small piece of electronic equipment that is actually installed directly inside the cab of your car, next to the ignition switch.
  • It will have a small rubber nozzle that may be replaced periodically for some models.
  • To start your vehicle, you must breathe into the device, wait five minutes, and breathe into it again, passing the pre-programmed blood alcohol concentration (BAC) threshold each time.
  • Additionally, you must breathe into the device for another test every time it beeps, which will be about twice an hour.
  • If your BAC level reports higher than the IID’s programmed threshold, the vehicle will not be able to start and ultimately the court will become aware.

When you are ordered to have an IID in your car, you must:

  1. Find a mechanic authorized to install ignition interlock devices and schedule your own appointment – the court will not handle this for you.
  2. Attend the appointment and have the IID installed, paying any installation fees at the time.
  3. Blow into the IID whenever you try to start the vehicle – the prompt to provide a breath sample will usually load a few seconds after turning the key.
  4. Ensure the device stays calibrated by completing any necessary routine maintenance.
  5. Return to mechanic to have the IID removed when all sentencing requirements of your DUI conviction are completed.

Many IIDs will need be installed for a full year after your license is reinstated, assuming it was suspended. The installation time could differ based on DMV prerequisites. Additionally, you will most likely need to pay taxes for each month the IID is installed in your car. The tax amount may also range but is often at least $100 per month.

Trusted Defense Counsel in West Palm Beach

The only avenue to have confidence that you future is protected and that the criminal justice system will stay honest is to retain counsel in your DUI case right away. Call (561) 902-1122 to talk to West Palm Beach DUI Attorney Greg Rosenfeld of the Law Offices of Greg Rosenfeld. Be sure to act quickly, as you may only have 10 days to challenge the suspension of your license.

Contact the firm today for a free case evaluation.

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