Will I Be Required to Have an Ignition Interlock After a Florida DUI?

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Will I Be Required to Have an Ignition Interlock After a Florida DUI?

Posted on : November 19, 2018, By:  Steve Taylor

Have you recently been accused of a Florida DUI and are curious about protecting your rights to ensure that you’ve considered all potential aspects of going through this situation. There are many different consequences associated with a DUI conviction, some of which can include fines, penalties, having to go to court, time in jail and community service.

Furthermore, you might also be responsible for the installation of an ignition interlock device depending on the DUI allegations in your case. An ignition interlock device is a machine that requires you to blow into the device prior to starting the car. The purpose of this is to evaluate whether or not you are under the influence of alcohol at the time that you attempt to operate the ignition interlock device. You can have your license suspended in two different ways following a DUI, either through judicial means or administrative means.

In some situations, Florida ignition interlock laws could also require that if you are convicted of a DUI, you will need to install an ignition interlock device on every vehicle that is registered to you or on every vehicle that you own. You are responsible for all of the costs associated with installing and maintaining this device and attempting to tamper with it could lead to additional problems in the court system. If you are concerned about the possibility of being required to use an ignition interlock device, you need to schedule a consultation immediately with an experienced Florida DUI lawyer.