Ignition Interlock Devices After DUI Convictions
Based in Oklahoma City, the driving under the influence (DUI) defense attorney team at Fabian & Associates Inc, P.C., represents clients throughout the state who have been charged with DUI or actual physical control (APC) offenses. We have decades of experience and in-depth knowledge of Oklahoma DUI law, including the nuances around ignition interlock devices.
What Is An Ignition Interlock Device?
An ignition interlock device is a breath test device that is hooked up to your vehicle and requires you to breath into it before starting your vehicle. If your blood alcohol content (BAC) is above the preset threshold (usually at .04%), then your vehicle will not start.
An ignition interlock device can be ordered by the court or incorporated into a plea agreement for a DUI offense. Often, this device is required if your driver’s license is revoked or suspended due to an Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) hearing or DUI conviction.
In some cases, driving can be limited to work or medical treatment facilities. However, a driving interlock device can only be used in conjunction with a Class D driver’s license. If you have a Class A, Class B or Class C driver’s license, your driving privileges will be revoked with a DUI conviction or if you lose at a DPS hearing. An ignition interlock device (or any other work permit or temporary license) is not available to people with commercial licenses, including truck drivers, mail carriers, chauffeurs and other drivers requiring commercial driver’s licenses.
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To speak with one of our experienced Oklahoma DUI defense attorneys regarding your options, please call us at 405-213-0208 or complete our intake form to request a free consultation. No one will fight harder to protect your rights.