Jacksonville IID Program
Consequences of a DUI Conviction
If convicted of a DUI charge, you might be required to have an
ignition interlock device (IID) installed in your vehicle for a period of time. This device, also
known as a breath alcohol ignition interlock device (BAIID), is essentially
a breathalyzer that is installed onto the dashboard of a vehicle. It requires
that the driver breathe into this device before starting their engine.
It will have a preset blood alcohol concentration (BAC) maximum (usually
between 0.02 percent - 0.04 percent); if the driver's
BAC exceeds this limit, the device will prevent the engine from starting and
will log the information.
There are measures that are taken to prevent a driver from sidestepping
these procedures, as well. Even if the vehicle is started, it will require
random testing. This feature is in place so that a driver cannot have
someone else breathe into the device for them. If the driver refuses to
adhere to the test, or blows above the allowed limitation, it will create
a warning for the driver to stop the car. It might cause flashing lights
or honking until the vehicle is stopped or the sample is provided—it
would never stop the engine automatically, however, as this could create
a dangerous situation for the driver and any surrounding persons. The
information would then be logged, and further consequences could be applied
to the driver.
How a Jacksonville DUI Attorney Can Help
If you have been convicted of a DUI and are subject to have an ignition
interlock device installed in your vehicle, it is imperative that you
contact a Jacksonville DUI attorney from our firm immediately. Having
a knowledgeable lawyer on your side could be the difference between having
to adhere to preventable ramifications, and the possibility of reduced
or dismissed charges. Our experienced legal team has handled all types of
DUI charges, and has been successful in helping our clients defend themselves against
unjust consequences and any violations of their rights.
It is important that you act fast to enlist the representation you need,
because in any case of a DUI conviction, there is limited time to develop
your defense. The sooner you get into contact with a qualified attorney,
the easier it will be for them to collect the information necessary to
defend your case. Whether you have been charged with a
first time DUI, or
DUI manslaughter, we will fight for your rights throughout the entire legal process.
Call (904) 701-0591 for the counsel and defense you deserve.