As a continuation of What You Need to Know about Ignition Interlock Devices after DUI Conviction (Part 1), here is some additional important information regarding ignition interlock devices. While Part 1 focused on who is generally sentenced to have ignition interlock devices installed in their vehicles following a DUI conviction, here in Part 2, we will focus on how these individuals are required to maintain ignition interlock devices in order to avoid violating their probation and/or being charged with additional crimes.
Some of the specific requirements associated with having and maintaining ignition interlock devices include the following:
- A driver with an ignition interlock device in his car is prohibited from driving other vehicles in an attempt to avoid using the device. Failing to abide by this requirement could result in a driver being charged with a Class 1 misdemeanor, which could involve jail time, driver’s license revocation and additional time being added to the term of having the ignition interlock device on one’s vehicle (if the person is convicted of the Class 1 misdemeanor).
- The ignition interlock device must undergo service every 60 days. Missing a required service appointment can result in a complete driver’s license suspension. When more than one service appointment is missed, the company servicing the ignition interlock device can cancel a person’s contract. In such cases, the individual will have to get the device serviced immediately and will have to do what it takes to get a new contract with the servicing company in order to get his license reinstated.
- The individual cannot register a BAC above 0.00 more than three times within a 12-month period. If this occurs, the person will be required to have the ignition interlock device on his car for an additional year.
Denver DUI Defense Lawyers
The authorities take DUI charges very seriously, and prosecutors in Colorado have extensive experience securing DUI convictions. As a result, if you or a loved one has been accused of any type of DUI-related crime in Denver, regardless of whether it’s your first DUI or you have prior DUIs, you will need an experienced defense attorney who is dedicated to defending your rights.
At the Law Office of Andres R. Guevara, our skilled Denver DUI defense lawyers are committed to providing the accused with the best possible defense and to working tirelessly to helping them resolve their case as favorably as possible. To learn more about your legal rights and receive expert advice on how to proceed with your case, contact us at (720) 379-8262.