Ignition Interlock Devices in Modesto

Protect Yourself with Help from a Modesto DUI Lawyer

If you are found guilty of DUI in California, you may be facing a license suspension. However, the California courts allow you to maintain your driving privilege by installing an ignition interlock device in your vehicle. These devices require the driver to pass a breath sobriety test in order to activate a car’s ignition system.

If you have been arrested for DUI, it is important that you seek legal representation from a Modesto DUI attorney immediately, as your hearing with the DMV will be just 10 days later. Attorney Mark Girdner of the Law Offices of Mark W. Girdner has extensive experience defending those who have been accused of DUI, fighting diligently to help them maintain their full and unrestricted driving privileges. As a former Deputy District Attorney, Mark Girdner has a unique insight into the mind of a prosecutor, allowing him to develop and employ a well-orchestrated criminal defense on your behalf.

Arrested for DUI? Don’t wait to seek legal counsel! Call the Law Office of Mark W. Girdner today at 209.326.1533 for a free consultation!

When is an Ignition Interlock Device Required?

California has a very strict law regarding when an ignition interlock device is required: anyone whose license is suspended or revoked due to a DUI conviction must install one in every car they drive in order to obtain their restricted driving privilege. This order is usually temporary, but can be issued permanently for subsequent offenders.

You may be required to install an ignition interlock device for:

  • Felony DUI offenders
  • Second DUI offenders
  • Third DUI offenders

When you are required to equip an ignition interlock device in your vehicle, you will have to pay all installation, calibration, and monitoring fees for all vehicles you own. You will need to have your device recalibrated every six months by law in order to maintain device integrity.

Need assistance avoiding the consequences of a DUI, including ignition interlock devices? Contact the Law Offices of Mark W. Girdner today!