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What is an Ignition Interlock Device?

SLC Ignition Interlock Device Defense AttorneyAn ignition interlock device (IID) is wired to your car’s starter and requires an individual to blow into the device before starting the engine. The vehicle will not start if the device detects any amount of alcohol on the driver’s breath. IIDs must be installed and calibrated by a provider that is certified by the state of Utah. Drivers with an ignition interlock restriction must have ignition interlock devices installed on any and all vehicles that they drive. All ignition interlock device costs, including installation and monthly fees, are the responsibility of the offender.

Circumstances that Require an Ignition Interlock Device in Utah

There are several reasons you may be required to install an ignition interlock device including a conviction for DUI, refusing to submit to a test for alcohol on suspicion of DUI, or an order from a court or the Board of Pardons and Parole.

How Long Are Ignition Interlock Devices Required in Utah?

The amount of time you are subject to an IID depends on the type and number of prior offenses.

Penalties for Driving Without an Ignition Interlock Device

Tampering with an IID or operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock device can result in a misdemeanor conviction, jail time, hefty tines and another three year IID requirement.

Utah Ignition Interlock Device Requirements

Utah is required to notify you that you must install an ignition interlock device. If you did not receive proper notification from the state of Utah, you could get your charges dismissed. If you are facing these charges in the Salt Lake City area or throughout Utah, do not wait. Branson West Law is an experienced ignition interlock defense attorney who will fight to protect your rights. Contact our Utah law firm for a free IID case evaluation.