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Ignition Interlock Devices

What is an IID?

An Ignition Interlock Device (IID) or Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID) is a type of breathalyzer that is installed on a vehicle’s dash board and requires drivers of the vehicle to breathe into the machine before the engine will start. If a driver’s blood alcohol level is higher than .02% or .04%, the engine will not start. Most IIDs generally also require drivers to submit breath samples intermittently while the engine is running, called “rolling tests”.

Installation of Ignition Interlock Devices can be court mandated and generally occurs when someone has prior DWI offenses or has registered an exceptionally high amount on the Intoxilyzer test. This BAIID is monitored by the probation department, and violations will be reported to the Judge. If the device was installed as a condition of bail, you could suffer a bail revocation. If you are facing a DWI and are concerned about having an Ignition Interlock Device installed in your car, contact a Houston DWI attorney immediately to find out more about your legal options.

Having an IID installed in your vehicle can not only be inconvenient, but costly as well. Drivers are required to pay for the installation and upkeep of IIDs which remain in place for as long as the court mandates.

Avoid Ignition Interlock Device Installation

If you are facing DWI charges, have had an IID installed in your car, or are worried about having an IID installed in your car, you will require the assistance of a team of knowledgeable determined DWI defense lawyers. At the firm of Chernoff Law, we will work diligently to prevent an IID from being installed in your vehicle or to make sure the mandated length of time for the IID is reduced. We know that having an IID installed can be a burden in terms of time, convenience, and money. We will fight tirelessly for you, so call today.