Ignition Interlock Device

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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 of Randall T. Longwith can uphold them at every turn!

During your free consultation we can craft a personalized defense to your charges!

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Law Offices of Randall T. Longwith
Fullerton DUI Defense Attorney
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Fullerton, CA 92832
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