For those accused of DUI or OWI, their first thought may be to wonder about the potential consequences if they are convicted. There has been a tightening of the laws surrounding DWI and OWI in recent decades and, if you or a loved one have been accused of such a crime, you should be aware of the laws and processes surrounding the accusation. It’s possible that a person would need to install an ignition interlock device in their vehicle if they are convicted.
Ignition interlock devices will not allow a car to start if the driver has been drinking. They require the driver to blow into a breathalyzer before the vehicle will start and are often installed as a precautionary measure for those who have been convicted of DUI or OWI. The installation of an IID may be only one consequence placed upon a person convicted of OWI or DUI.
Drunk driving is a dangerous activity that could easily result in the harm of the driver or others on Florida roads. You need to know what you are up against when facing an allegation related to OWI. The conviction for drunk driving could change the person’s life irreparably.
Ignition interlock devices are generally only installed in vehicles used by a driver who has been convicted of a DUI or OWI charge. While they may be a nuisance, there are much more severe penalties that could be handed down by the court for a drunk driving conviction. If you are facing drunk driving charges, you should contact an attorney to help with your case.