Ignition Interlock Device Laws In Alabama
Alabama is one of the last of the 50 states to include ignition interlock device penalties for DUI. The law was passed in September of 2012, but the state is still working out the details of how to facilitate this new law. It is important to know that you could be forced to use the ignition interlock device if you are convicted of DUI.
At Beckdefense, we can defend you against these charges. Our attorneys have more than 35 years of combined experience, including thousands of criminal law matters, and more than 100 jury trials and experience working as a prosecuting attorneys. We are well-positioned to defend you against DUI charges, whether you are facing a first-time or second or subsequent DUI conviction.
Ignition Interlock Penalties
Those who face the ignition interlock device penalty include:
- All second and subsequent DUI offenders
- First-time DUI offenders with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .15 or higher
- Everyone who refuses to take the breathalyzer test in violation of Alabama’s implied consent laws
- Those who had a child under age 14 with them at the time of the DUI incident
The ignition interlock device is a mechanical in-car breathalyzer machine. Every time you start your car, you would have to blow into the device, and the car will only start if you blow less than a .02 BAC. You would have to have the device installed and get a separate license from the DMV. Further, it could cause tremendous hassle and embarrassment to you.
Let us fight to defend you against DUI charges so you can avoid the ignition interlock device requirement.
Contact A Baldwin County Interlock Ignition Device Attorney | Free Initial Consultations
The details surrounding the new ignition interlock device laws are still new and changing. You can sit down with an attorney at our firm to learn about your rights and options. Call 251-517-0964 (866-935-0465 toll free) or contact us online to discuss your DUI case with an experienced lawyer.