Under state law, drivers convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) will have their driver's license suspended or revoked. In order to restore the ability to operate a vehicle legally, a convicted offender may be required to have an ignition interlock device installed. The ignition interlock device tests blood alcohol concentration (BAC) with a breath test before the vehicle can be started.
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If are convicted of a DUI offense, the court may choose to order the installation of an ignition interlock device in your vehicle as part of your sentencing. This requirement depends largely on whether you have prior DUI convictions on your record. For example, if it is your second DUI conviction, you may be required to have an ignition interlock device for at least one year. If it is your second DUI conviction but your BAC was 0.20 or higher, you might be required to have the device in place for at least 2 years.
The inconvenience and embarrassment of an ignition interlock device is only part of the problem. There are costs associated with the device that you will be required to cover. It will cost about $75 to have the device installed and $75 for monitoring and calibration every month.
If you want to avoid the expense, embarrassment and ignition interlock device, it is imperative that you get in touch with an experienced and successful Miami DUI attorney. I have earned a 10.0 Superb Rating on Avvo and am AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, and you can trust that I have the knowledge and skill to create a powerful defense case. Review my winning cases and see for yourself what I can accomplish in court. I offer a case evaluation, or you can contact my office directly for assistance.