Ignition Interlock Devices in Birmingham
Learn About the Laws from a Birmingham DUI Attorney
In 2012, Alabama became the 50th and final state in the union to pass a law that made it possible for those
convicted of driving under the influence to need to install an ignition
interlock device in their vehicle. These are generally reserved for serious
charges, including those with extremely high BAC levels, repeat offenders,
or those who blatantly endanger others by their actions, but it’s
important for all drivers to know when this might be a possible penalty
when you’re facing
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When Are Ignition Interlock Devices Required?
Alabama’s ignition interlock device laws may have taken a while to
become effective, but they’re also some of the most specific and
well-defined of any state in the union. Essentially, anyone other than
a first-time offender without any aggravating circumstances will likely
be required to install an ignition interlock device in their vehicle.
Courts are required to order IID installation in those convicted of the
following DUI charges:
- Any DUI with a blood alcohol content of .15 or higher
- A DUI accident causes bodily injury to someone else
- Anyone who drives under the influence with a child under the age of 14
in the car
- Anyone who refuses to submit to a breath test
- Any repeat offenders
If you are ordered to install one of these devices in your vehicle, you
must take your vehicle to an approved service provider that has been certified
by the State of Alabama to have it installed. You are responsible for
all fees associated with installing and maintaining your device, as well
as having it periodically checked and updated. The device will usually
be required to be installed for anywhere from six months to two years,
and perhaps even longer depending on the conviction.
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