What Happens if I Tamper with an Ignition Interlock Device?

In some driving under the influence (DUI) cases, an interlock device may be placed on a driver’s vehicle. This is done for a variety of reasons, but the most common reasons are to promote public safety and to enforce compliance with laws and court orders. However, some people may choose to disable or modify the device, but this is not a good idea.

An ignition interlock device is a piece of technology that prevents a driver from starting their vehicle until they pass a breath alcohol test. A driver will have to blow into the breathalyzer that is physically connected to the vehicle. If the test registers an alcohol content that violates legal limits or the driver’s probation or parole agreement, the vehicle will not start.

Tampering with an interlock device can lead to very serious repercussions. Circumventing the device will result in more legal problems, including new and extended sentences and additional fines. Also, it is not something that goes undetected. When an interlock device is damaged or disabled, the driver will instantly find themselves on the radar of the court, local law enforcement, or other interested parties. The device is monitored and will signal any tampering.

When is an Interlock Device Used?

An interlock device usually results from a DUI/DWI charge or a similar offense. The placement of such a device results from a court order and requires compliance. Failure to comply with a court order is a serious issue with severe consequences. The use of such a device often reflects the severity of the offense and the risk of re-offense. An interlock device is intended to prevent a person from DUI.

An interlock device is typically the result of a court ruling in a drunk driving case; however, not all cases result in the placement of an interlock device. There is a wide range of possible outcomes when it comes to a drunk driving conviction. No matter what, it is important to take the matter seriously.

Why Should I Consult with a Lawyer?

Tampering with a device will definitely not help matters; in fact, it is almost guaranteed to make one’s situation much worse. The best resource for a person accused of intoxicated driving is to speak with a qualified legal professional.

A lawyer understands that everyone makes mistakes. A knowledgeable lawyer will fight on the behalf of their client to make sure that their one-time mistake does not permanently affect their life. A lawyer also has extensive experience and specific knowledge of DUI laws.

Haddonfield DUI Lawyers at Agre & St. John Handle All Types of Impaired Driving Cases

A DUI/DWI charge can greatly impact your life. If you are facing a DUI charge, one of our Haddonfield DUI lawyers at Agre & St. John will help you resolve your case. Complete our online form or call us at 856-428-7797 for an initial consultation. Located in Haddonfield, New Jersey, we serve clients throughout South Jersey, including Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, and Salem County.

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