Ignition Interlock Devices for DUIs: 6 Facts to Know (Pt. 3)

November 30, 2014

Here is the conclusion to our three-part blog series Ignition Interlock Devices for DUIs: 6 Facts to Know.

Some Final Important Info about Ignition Interlock Devices

Fact 5 – Trying to bypass or “trick” ignition interlock devices can have serious consequences.

To minimize your chances of having to have ignition interlock devices in your vehicles, call the Griffin Law Firm for the best defense in your DUI case.

To minimize your chances of having to have ignition interlock devices in your vehicles, call the Griffin Law Firm for the best defense in your DUI case.

Knowing how ignition interlock devices work, it’s not uncommon that people with these devices in their vehicles will try to “trick” these devices or even “trick” the system by, for example:

  • Having a sober person breath into these devices in order to start their vehicles
  • Driving other vehicles (like a friend’s or relative’s vehicle) that don’t have ignition interlock devices installed on them.

When people are caught trying to subvert the system and bypass ignition interlock devices, they can be penalized by having their driver’s license revoked for at least one year (without the possibility having a restricted license).

Here, it’s also important to point out that failing to get an ignition interlock device serviced according to the servicing schedule (which usually requires maintenance every 60 days or so) can also cause problems for motorists. In fact, while failing to meet the service requirements can result in vendors suspending the service, it can also cause people to be in violation of their probation, which can result in additional criminal charges or penalties.

Fact 6 – The best way to avoid having to have ignition interlock devices on vehicles is to have the best DUI defense.

Clearly, having ignition interlock devices installed on vehicles is an expensive endeavor that can cause various hassles for drivers. However, simply being charged with DUI does not necessarily mean that people will be convicted, and if they are convicted, the terms of their sentences may not necessarily require them to have ignition interlock devices in their vehicles.

In fact, the best way anyone can minimize their chances of having to have these devices installed on their vehicles is to retain an experienced defense lawyer to aggressively defend them against their DUI charges.

The fact of the matter is that having a skilled attorney on your side can be critical to a successful resolution of DUI cases. So, don’t gamble with your future on the line – make sure you have the strongest possible defense for your DUI case by calling the Griffin Law Firm.

Denver and Boulder Metro Area Criminal Defense Lawyer at the Griffin Law Firm

Have you or someone you love been charged with drunk driving? If so, the Denver and Boulder metro area DUI defense lawyer at Griffin Law Firm wants you to know that he is ready to immediately start providing you with the strongest possible defense.

To receive a complete evaluation of your case, along with professional advice regarding your best options, contact us by calling 303-280-1070 or by emailing us using the form at the top of this page.

From our offices based in Westminster, we provide the highest quality defense services to people throughout the Denver and Boulder metro area, as well as the entire state of Colorado.

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