Ignition Interlock Devices

Ignition Devices for OUI/DUI Offenders in CT

dui dwi drink alcoholMeticulous OUI/DUI lawyers assisting with Breathalyzer ignition lock cases

A conviction for drunk driving can greatly hamper your life and activities. Penalties for an OUI/DUI conviction may include suspension of your license; limiting your ability to drive to work, pick up your children from school or complete your daily activities; and the installation of an expensive breath alcohol ignition interlock device on your vehicle. At the Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman, we help clients minimize the harsh penalties of drunk driving convictions through an aggressive defense strategy. Whenever possible, we work to avoid the court-ordered installation of an ignition interlock device or minimize the length of time the device must be installed on your vehicle.

Ignition Interlock Device Program

Drivers who are arrested for certain OUI/DUI-related violations may be ordered by the court to complete the Ignition Interlock Device Program and install into their vehicles an approved Breathalyzer ignition lock in Connecticut before being allowed to drive again. The driver breathes into this device, which analyzes the blood or breath alcohol content before allowing the driver to begin operating the vehicle. Under the Ignition Interlock Device Program, drivers are allowed to continue to operate a vehicle after certain convictions, including those for:

  • Operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs (OUI)
  • Operation of a vehicle by person under 21 years old with a BAC of 0.02
  • Vehicular manslaughter
  • Vehicular assault

To obtain driving privileges after such a conviction, you must first serve the required license suspension period and meet requirements for the Ignition Interlock Device Program:

  • Pay the required statutory fee
  • Have a valid license and registration
  • Resolve all outstanding matters concerning your license suspension
  • Complete the Ignition Interlock Device Installation
  • Application and pay the administration fee
  • Install and maintain an ignition interlock device at your expense in each vehicle you own or operate

OUI/DUI attorneys helping avoid severe penalties

An experienced OUI/DUI attorney can help you analyze the circumstances of your drunk driving charges to avoid or minimize harsh penalties. Punishments increase for second and subsequent offenses, so it is important for an attorney to look at the particular facts of your unique case before recommending the best course of action. At the Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman, we use our insider’s perspective on the criminal justice system to plan a strong defense and protect the rights of our client after an arrest for drunk driving. To learn more about our highly personalized services, call Marc Needelman for a free initial consultation.