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What is an ignition interlock system?
An ignition interlock system used to be a kind of last resort for multiple DUI offenders. Today, many states are imposing them on first-time offenders who may or may not show any history of alcohol abuse. The ignition interlock is used in conjunction with
SR22 insurance as a condition of reinstating the license of an alcohol offender and is installed on a vehicle's dashboard. The breath alcohol ignition interlock device is tied in with the vehicle's starter system and is set up to detect varying levels of alcohol that are below the legal limit. The driver must blow into the device and register a low enough blood alcohol content before and during the operation of the vehicle.
If the driver's blood alcohol concentration level is too high, the vehicle will not start. You could be below the legal limit of BAC to drive but above the limit on your device and it will not matter. Nothing is going to make it start, even in an emergency. At preprogrammed intervals, the device will require additional breath samples. If you fail to give a sample or the sample is too high, the reading will be recorded and the driver will be warned and the alarm will begin. This alarm consists of the lights flashing, the horn honking, etc., before the car shuts down all together.
How can a criminal defense attorney help you?
Being convicted of a DUI and having an ignition interlock system on your vehicle can be time-consuming, frustrating, and embarrassing. They are not without their flaws so even if you do everything right, things can still go wrong. Using mouthwash as you are getting ready to leave for work and could mean that your car will not start and you will be late. There is no exception for an experienced
Mississippi DUI attorney to help rid you of your ignition interlock device and clear your name of any infractions while using it. If you have had an ignition interlock system put on your vehicle,
contact a Mississippi DUI lawyer at our firm to find out what we can do for you.