If you should have the misfortune of being charged with driving under the influence, your whole life could be turned upside down. Even a single charge could result in a loss of your driving privileges. But if you should be arrested multiple times within a certain time frame, you will be facing a number of possible penalties that include a license suspension.
Of course, if you are prohibited from driving, you will have to make alternate transportation arrangements. This could be exceedingly inconvenient, especially if you depend on your automobile to get to work. Fortunately, the state of Florida understands this issue and, if you meet certain requirements, you can be issued a restricted license. As we covered in an earlier post on this blog, one of the requirements imposed on a restricted license is the installation of an ignition interlock device.
The following are a few quick facts about the specifications of the device:
- The device can record and store visual evidence of its use.
- The device prevents your vehicle from starting if it receives a breath sample in excess of 0.025.
- The device has the capacity to randomly test you while you are operating the vehicle.
- The device utilizes fuel cell technology.
- The device collects data via web-based reporting with full-time access.
So as you can see, an ignition interlock device is actually a very thorough monitoring system. But having such a system installed in your car is preferable to not being able to drive to work.
When facing DUI charges, it is important to prepare a defense that gives you the best chance of retaining your driving privileges. A Florida DUI attorney can act on your behalf in an effort to protect your rights and help you get back on the road again.