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 IID installed
- 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!.