Anchorage Ignition Interlock Devices (IIDs)
Explaining the Logistics and What it May Mean for Your DUI Case
If you are charged and convicted with a DUI in Anchorage, Alaska, even
if it is your first offense, you will likely be required to install an
Ignition Interlock Device (IID) in your car before you can resume driving
legally. Although the IID is not a desirable introduction into your everyday
life, it is also a great way to reduce your license suspension, and deter
you from having to experience the ramifications of another DUI.
The length requirement of an IID in your vehicle varies in individual cases
and how many times you have been convicted of a DUI, but in many scenarios,
installing an IID can cut the length of your suspended license to a fraction
of its original time. For example, you will have a mandatory 90 day license
suspension from Administration if you are convicted of a first DUI. With
the help of the Denali Legal Group, you can have your suspension reduced
to only 30 days by installing an IID in your vehicle.
How IIDs Work
An Ignition Interlock Device is designed to disallow you to drive under
in the influence. The following stipulations will apply:
- It must be in your primary vehicle
- You will not be allowed to drive a vehicle that does not have an approved
- No one can blow into the device besides the driver of the vehicle
- Some cases may even require that your IID has a camera to make sure you
are the individual blowing into the device
Once you have it installed, it may seem like a burden, but you will get
used to the device over time. The device forces you to test at crucial
points in your drive to make sure that you are not intoxicated when starting
the ignition, and that you are not becoming intoxicated as you drive.
It accomplishes this through the following process:
- It will force you to test and pass before starting the ignition. Your vehicle
will not start if you have failed the test.
- Between 5 and 10 minutes after starting your vehicle, the device will ask
you to test again while moving. You have five minutes to pass the test,
otherwise, the device will read this as a fail, and your vehicle’s
alarm will sound, attracting law enforcement in the area.
- Every 30 minutes or so after the second test, it will force you to test
again, and the same consequences will occur from a failed test.
- Once a month, your device’s data will be recorded, and a high number
of failed tests (4 or more) can result in a notification to Administration
and the judicial system, giving them the power to inflict further reprimands
pertaining to your case. This could include an extended license suspension
or even more jail time.
The IID is the Administration and the court’s way of getting you
back on the road while safely monitoring your activity after a DUI. Additionally,
having the system installed in your vehicle for a few months will force
a change in lifestyle that could help ensure that you never have to experience
this hassle ever again.
Employing Your Excellent Anchorage DUI Attorney
The Denali Law Group has seen it all in our 75+ years of combined experience,
and we use this knowledge to fight the Administration and the court system
from unnecessarily keeping you off the road. If you or someone you know
has recently found themselves in DUI trouble, call the team at Denali
Law Group today!.