Ignition Interlock Device
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An ignition interlock device acts similarly to a breath test device. It
is installed in a driver's vehicle and requires a "clean"
blood sample in order for the car to start. It also requires additional
samples while the vehicle is in use, in order to avoid a driver using
someone else to blow into the device and then get behind the wheel while
intoxicated. Installation is required for 12 months and the driver must
also pay a BAIID fee of $240 to the Office of the Secretary.
Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID) Program
In 1998, the Illinois General Assembly made permanent a 1994 pilot program
requiring the mandatory installation of a breath alcohol ignition interlock
device as a condition of receiving a Restricted Driving Permit for drivers
with the following records:
three convictions for
DUI, with no time limit between these offenses; or
Statutory Summary Suspensions as a result of two DUI arrests within 10 years; or
- One conviction for DUI and one Statutory Summary Suspension from a separate
DUI arrest within 10 years.
Work with an experienced DUI lawyer!
The mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device, paid for by
the driver, is only one of the many consequences that a driver may face
after a DUI arrest or conviction. Working with an experienced attorney
is one of the most important things you can do to address an arrest or
formal charges for drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs.
In addition to an ignition interlock device under the Breath Alcohol Ignition
Interlock Device (BAIID) Program, you may face:
- jail time
- heavy fines
- community service
- driver's license suspension
You need a lawyer who can protect your interests at any stage of your case.
Contact my firm today to consult a Chicago DUI lawyer for help evading serious drunk driving