The United States is known for being a nation of cars, and over 200 million Americans today in fact own a valid driver’s license. Whether they are teenagers driving for the first time or experienced older drivers, Americans are using the roads today in great numbers. The problem is that sometimes, hazards will present themselves and some drivers may get hurt, and property may become damaged. Every year, a few million car accidents take place, and many of them are due to impaired drivers. Sometimes, bad weather such as heavy rain or snow may make accidents more likely, but most often, it is drinking and driving that is to blame. Courts of law will punish offenders, but a good criminal defense attorney may argue for the use of interlock devices in the offender’s car rather than jail time. These ignition interlock devices can grant the offender their mobility but prevent further drinking offenses. How might this work?
Alcohol and the Road
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Has the court mandated that you install an ignition interlock device on your car due to a recent DUI conviction? Here is an overview of the ignition interlock system and how it fits into your life.
What is an ignition interlock device?
An ignition interlock is discreet breathalyzer that is wired into your car that you will be required to breath into before starting your vehicle. If your breath indicates a high blood/alcohol level, the interlock prevents the car from starting, which protects you from getting into further trouble.
Why would I get an ignition interlock installed on my car?
If you are charged with a DUI, the court might require you to have an ignition interlock installed on your car to help you learn your own alcohol limits and preve