Ignition Interlock Device
Highly Experienced Fullerton DUI Lawyer
After your first DUI conviction, you can be required to have an ignition
interlock device installed in your vehicle at your expense. An Ignition
Interlock Device (IID) is a mechanism installed in your vehicle’s
engine which requires a breath sample with a blood alcohol content of
less than 0.08 for the engine to start. In addition to being a detriment
to your driving, an IID can be expensive to install and maintain. If you
have been charged with DUI, speak with our Fullerton DUI attorney to begin
your legal defense right away!
When you face criminal charges and your future is on the line, you want
a defense lawyer with experience and credibility. Attorney Longwith has
almost 15 years of experience handling DUI cases and has managed close
to 10,000 criminal cases in this time. His successes on behalf of his
clients and professional conduct has additionally earned him an Excellent
rating from Avvo. The Law Offices of Randall T. Longwith can provide you
the dedicated legal help you need when facing DUI charges.
How does an IID work?
An IID is roughly the size of a cell phone and functions as a breathalyzer
which is connected to the steering column of your car. Even if you provide
a clean sample with which to start your car, your IID will require random
samples between 5-15 minutes after starting your engine and roughly every
45 minutes afterwards.
IIDs are designed to make sure you have not been drinking before driving by:
- Requiring a specific breath patter while providing your sample
- Having a very short cord which cannot reach the passengers or back seats
- Requiring random samples while driving
- Criminalizing asking others to provide a sample in lieu of yours
Further, the IID detects and records attempts to disconnect or tamper with
the device, each time the engine stops and starts, and the results of
all breath tests.
If a judge orders you to install an IID for your first DUI conviction,
you may be forced to drive with one for five months. A second conviction
can result in one year of having an IID in your vehicle while a third
DUI can bring a two-year requirement.
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You need aggressive defense that comes from extensive trial experience
when you face DUI charges. Our Fullerton DUI lawyer can dispute every
point of your charge, from your stop to arrest in order to preserve your
freedom. You have rights even when you are arrested, and the Law Offices
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