How Does An Ignition Interlock Device Work, And Can It Damage My Car In New Jersey?

Ignition Interlock Devices (IID) in New Jersey are small-scale breathalyzer units that are installed in your car by state-certified installers.

Before you can start your car, you’ll have to blow approximately 1.5 liters of breath into the IID, where it will analyze your breath to determine your blood alcohol content (BAC).

If you have been drinking, the IID will prevent your car from starting.

Some models of IID also require you to provide samples at regular intervals while driving.

You’ll have time to pull over, and if you provide a sample with elevated BAC, the car remains operable as a safety matter. The device will record the event, and you may find your driving privileges at risk.

Installation of IIDs in New Jersey is routine, and your car shouldn’t experience any damage as a result.

IIDs are part of many DUI/DWI sentences in New Jersey, and not only do you have to use them if ordered to do so, you also have to pay for the installation and a monthly rental fee for the duration of the order.

The only way an Ignition Interlock Device can be ordered is if you are convicted, and that doesn’t have to happen.

An experienced New Jersey DUI/DWI lawyer can make all the difference in your case.

Call Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9660 to speak with one of New Jersey’s most experienced DUI/DWI lawyers for free.

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