Did you know that the installation of the ignition interlock device applies to all DUI offenders?

by Aaron Black • November 01, 2016
DUI & IID go hand in handAs part of a plea or conviction for any DUI in Scottsdale, Arizona you will be ordered to install the ignition interlock device (IID) for a period of at least one year depending on your circumstances. Arizona invoked the ignition interlock law in 2007. The law states that anyone who is arrested with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over .08, you will be required to have the IID installed on your vehicle. Beginning January 1, 2012 a first time DUI under a .15% BAC you will only have to have the interlock for 6 months.

ARS 28-3319 – D

On receipt of a report of conviction from a court, the department will require any motor vehicle that the convicted person operates to be equipped with a functioning certified ignition interlock device and the convicted person must meet the requirements prescribed in section 28-1461 as follows:

For twelve months if: (a)The person is convicted of a violation of section 28-1381 or section 28-1382, subsection A, paragraph 1 or section 28-1383, subsection A, paragraph 3, subdivision (a).

The installation of the Ignition Interlock Device (IID) begins from the date that your driving privilege is revoked or from the date you receive the report of conviction, whichever occurs later.

An ignition interlock device is installed on your car to deter drinking and driving. Once installed, before the vehicle can be started you must deliver a breath sample into the device. If you refuse to provide a breath sample or the sample exceeds a set blood alcohol level the IID (Ignition Interlock Device) device will log the event, warn you that you must provide a breath sample or let you know that you’ve exceeded the set blood alcohol level and then an alarm will start until the ignition is either turned off or a clean breath sample is provided.

In situations where you do not legally own a vehicle or you simply do not intend to operate a vehicle during the suspension, your driving privilege will still remain suspended or revoked until you install an interlock on a vehicle in order to reinstate your driving privilege.

If you have questions about the ignition interlock device, click here to contact me of call 480-729-1683 to set up a free consultation today!

About the Author

Aaron Black is the founder and sole attorney of the Law Office of Aaron Black. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, his DUI and criminal defense law firm provides legal services to people who have received felony or misdemeanor charges from the state.

Aaron has developed a strong interest in defending people who have been arrested and received criminal charges for driving under the influence. With his professionalism and knowledge of Arizona DUI and criminal law, he has acted as a check and balance on the police, prosecution and courts and has protected a great number of his clients from excessive and unfair sentencing.

Along with DUI defense, Aaron handles a range of other criminal matters, including aggravated assault, burglary, domestic violence, drug possession, drug trafficking, fraud defense, insurance fraud, sex crimes and white-collar crime.

After graduating college in 2003 from the University of Arizona, Aaron decided to pursue a law degree. He followed a family long tradition and went to the University of South Dakota School of Law where he pursued his goal of becoming a criminal defense lawyer.

After passing the Arizona and South Dakota bar exams, Aaron joined the Maricopa County Office of the Public Defender where he defended hundreds of people charged with serious criminal offenses. His work as a public defender helped him sharpen his litigation skills and gave him a unique insight into the Arizona criminal justice system.

Over the course of his 15-year legal career, Aaron has spent a considerable amount of time in both Arizona justice, municipal, state and federal courts. He has argued over 50 jury trials, tried over 100 bench trials and has become one of the highest-rated criminal and DUI defense attorneys in Phoenix and the surrounding areas. He has received a 10/10 rating from the legal directory Avvo because of his legal background and successful case record. Since 2014, he has received the Super Lawyer rating for his work as a Phoenix DUI and criminal defense attorney.

You can review Aaron’s Attorney Bio page for more information about his background, education and experience as a Phoenix DUI and criminal defense attorney.
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