Will I Need to Install an Ignition Interlock Device After A DUI?

Tulsa Ignition Interlock Devices (IIDs)

In recent years, the state of Oklahoma has updated their policies on DUI convictions in light of a number of catastrophes involving the deaths of drivers as a result of another’s drunk driving. As a result, the state has decided to order most individuals with a recent DUI conviction to install an approved Ignition Interlock Device, or IID. These devices are mobile breathalyzers hooked up to the starter in your car, no longer giving you the ability to drive your motor vehicle if under the influence of alcohol.

These requirements can be avoided, and if you or a loved one has recently been arrested for a DUI in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, Saint & Watzke wants to hear your case and devote our efforts to defending your charge.

When Will I Need to Install an IID?

In Oklahoma, not every DUI results in the obligation to install one of these devices. In fact, it depends heavily upon your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) at the time of your arrest.

  • For a First Offense: If it is your first DUI conviction and you were under a BAC of .15% or higher, you will be required to install an IID after your driver’s license suspension period is over. The device will stay in your vehicle for 18 months.
  • For a Second Offense: If in your second offense, you were driving with a BAC of .08% or higher, the IID will remain in your vehicle for 4 years after your suspension period is over.

While these seem like harsh and lengthy requirements for the device, they are intended to make the roads a safer place and deter drivers from driving under the influence and obtaining more DUI offenses in the future.

With the help of a qualified and aggressive DUI defense attorney from Saint & Watzke, PLLP in Sapulpa, you may able to avoid this consequence altogether. Contact our offices today to learn more about how our experienced and successful firm can benefit your case.


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