What is an ignition interlock device and how could it affect me after a Tempe DUI?

Arizona DUI laws are tough, and it's possible that an ignition interlock device (IID) will be ordered in your Tempe drunk driving case. About the size of a cell phone, the IID is a small device that connects to the ignition of your vehicle. You will need to blow into the device each time you want to start your car and possibly also randomly as you drive. You will need to pull over before you can safely perform a random breath test on the road. A first-time DUI offender can expect to be required to have an IID for one year.

These devices are expensive, costing around $1,000 over the course of the year.

If you fail a breath test with an IID, that failure is logged and could mean you'll end up with a license suspension and/or probation violation. If you're caught driving a vehicle without an IID during the required period, then you will be charged.

If you have any questions about your Arizona DUI offense, contact an experienced Tempe DUI lawyer today at 1-888-929-5292. Also, request a FREE copy of DUI's in Arizona - What You Must Know.