Dillard GA DUI Lawyer
At The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, our DUI Attorneys in Dillard GA have over 50 combined years of experience. Our firm is dedicated to DUI defense and have become experts on Georgia DUI laws. Our founder, Richard Lawson, is a former North Georgia prosecutor who uses his experience to your advantage. Call now and find out how hiring us will be the best choice you make!
Ignition Interlock Devices
If have been arrested for your first DUI, you have the option to request an ignition interlock device or request an administrative license suspension (ALS) hearing. However, for subsequent convictions, you may be required to install an ignition interlock device. Before choosing an ignition interlock device, it is critical that you speak with a Dillard GA DUI Lawyer. If you are required to install one of your vehicle, we have included some information for you. If you have any other questions, please reach out to us.
An ignition interlock device is a machine that prevents a driver from starting their car if they have consumed any alcohol. The driver will be required to blow into the device to start their car. If alcohol is detected on the driver's breath, the car will not start. The device generally requests a breath sample while driving as well to prevent others from blowing into the device to get the car started. If a breath sample is not provided or detects alcohol, the device will log the incident and it will reported to the driver's probation officer. If either of those occur, it is likely that the probation officer will file a petition to revoke some or all of the driver's probation.
Georgia drivers who are convicted of their second DUI in five years will be required to install the IID for 12 months. Installing an ignition interlock device is costly. To use the device, a driver must pay to have the device installed by someone certified, pay a monthly fee, pay for maintenance charges, and any other fees associated with the device. Typically, the installation costs between $100-$200 and the monthly fee is between $70-$100.
Tampering with an Ignition Interlock Device
A person can be convicted of tampering with an ignition interlock device by trying to remove or disable the device. If convicted of tampering with an interlock device in Georgia, the crime will be treated as a misdemeanor. Misdemeanor convictions carry a punishment of up to one year in jail, up to $1,000 in fines, or both.
Further, it can result in a probation revocation hearing where the judge forgoes the rest of probation and requires the driver to finish their sentence in jail. Another possible outcome is that the judge can extend the amount of time the IID will be on your vehicle. Lastly, a judge may revoke your restricted license.
Overall, if you have an ignition interlock device installed on your vehicle, the best thing you can do is to follow the rules and regulations and never attempt to drive after consuming alcohol.
However, if you have been charged with tampering with an IID, contact our Dillard GA DUI Lawyers now.
Dillard GA Municipal Court
Dillard GA Municipal Court handles cases involving city ordinance violations, traffic offenses, and other misdemeanors, including DUI and shoplifting that occur within Dillard city limits. The Court is located at 892 Franklin Street, Dillard, GA 30537. Call 706-746-5891 for more information.
Contact Our DUI Attorneys in Dillard GA Today
If you are considering installing an IID on your vehicle after a first DUI charge or are worried about having one installed on your car, contact us today. Our Dillard GA DUI Lawyers have been exclusively practicing DUI law for over 25 years and understand the costs that are involved with an IID device. Call now to receive a free case evaluation.