If you have been convicted of driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs, your driver's license has probably been suspended or revoked. An ignition Interlock license enables you to legally drive your car after an ignition interlock device has been installed. An ignition interlock device prevents a person from starting their vehicle if they have been drinking. The driver must blow into the device before turning on the vehicle's engine. If the device detects alcohol, the driver will be unable to start the car. A person must also "blow" into the device at various intervals while driving to prevent the consumption of alcohol.
To qualify for an ignition interlock license (IIL), a person must have had their driver's license suspended because of a DUI conviction or department of licensing administrative suspension.
You must complete the following steps:
An IIL will not be issued if the suspension or revocation involved reckless driving, a minor in possession, or the person was a habitual traffic offender. A Lynnwood DUI attorney can explain the guidelines for an IIL in more detail, and provide any additional assistance needed in your DUI case.
DUI is a serious crime that can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony. There can be many consequences to a DUI conviction, including imprisonment, fines, mandatory education and treatment programs, and vehicle impoundment. At the Dichter Law Office, PLLC we employ competent DUI defense attorneys who can give you skilled legal advice if you have been charged with DUI. We are thoroughly familiar with the DUI court process and have provided successful representation to many clients facing DUI charges.
Contact a Lynnwood criminal defense attorney at the office for more information on an ignition interlock license and capable assistance with your DUI case.