Ignition Interlock Device
If you have been convicted for driving under the influence (DUI), part of your dui sentencing may include having to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle, at your expense, if you want to continue to have the privilege to drive. The system itself is about the size of a cell phone is installed to determine you blood alcohol content (BAC) before driving. You blow into the device, much like a breathalyzer, and it must be below a certain percentage for the system to allow the vehicle to start. If you have been arrested or charged with DUI, it is extremely important that you hire a competent and aggressive Pasadena DUI defense attorney to fight for your innocence. Whether it is a first time offense, or subsequent one, having legal guidance from a seasoned attorney will make a huge difference in the outcome of your case.
You Will Need Smart and Aggressive Legal Representation
If you are convicted, the DUI penalties you could face are, losing your driving privileges (temporarily or permanently), incarceration, hefty fines, probation, mandatory alcohol classes or treatment, community service, ignition interlock device, and a negative impact on your legal record, which may or may not be eligible later on down the road for DUI expungement. These penalties are harsh and this is not the time to put your future freedom into the hands of an inexperienced attorney. In the state of California, it is ultimately up to the judge presiding over your case to decide whether or not an ignition interlock device will be added to your punishment, if you are convicted. That makes it even more important to have experienced legal representation to present the facts, testimony and evidence of your case so that your version of the story is conveyed correctly.