Contrary to what you may have heard, the Ignition Interlock Device (IID) is not a mandatory component in all DWI convictions.
For first offenders, an IID is usually only ordered where the driver’s blood alcohol content was above 0.15%.
Judges can order IIDs for lower BACs in first offenders, but aren’t required to.
Subsequent DWI convictions will result in an order for an IID after the mandatory license suspension ends.
The best way to protect your ability to drive unencumbered is to never be convicted of DWI at all.
While every case is different, there are dozens of defenses against a DWI conviction in New Jersey, and an experienced DWI defense attorney can help you craft a strong legal strategy that can protect your license, insurance rates, and ability to drive.
Call Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9660 for a free consultation with one of New Jersey’s most experienced DWI attorneys.