Maryland Ignition Interlock Device Laws
Maryland Ignition Interlock Device Program In Maryland
If you are arrested for drunk driving or driving under the influence (DUI/DWI) in Maryland you may have alternative sentencing options that can enable you to still drive to work or other necessary appointments. One of the programs in Maryland is the Ignition Interlock Device (IID) Program. This program allows you to drive under a restricted license for the duration of the administrative license suspension. A qualified Maryland DUI Attorney can help you determine if this program is right for you.
If you have been arrested and charged with DUI or DWI in Maryland please call The Law Office of Michael J. Onifer at 410 398 3075. You may also email Mr. Onifer by clicking here. Mr. Onifer has over 15 years experience handling DUI and Criminal cases in Cecil County and Harford County Maryland.
What Is An Ignition Interlock Device?
An Ignition Interlock Device is a breath testing apparatus that attaches to your cars ignition system. After being charged with a DUI, or multiple DUI's, you may be required to install the IID in your vehicle. For the duration of the time the device is in your car you must blow into it prior to starting the vehicle. If you have been drinking and the IID registers a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) over the legal limit of .02 your vehicle will not start. Once the car is in motion you may be required to breath into the device randomly while driving.
Who Must Have an IID In Maryland
Anyone arrested for DUI or DWI in Maryland may be mandated to have an ignition interlock device installed as a condition of getting a restricted license or as a condition of having driving privileges reinstated. Any person has has their license suspended may be required to have the device installed and keep it installed on the vehicle the entire suspension period. Lastly, the courts may impose an IID on someone as a condition of probation.
Contact A Skilled Maryland DWI Lawyer
If you, a loved one or family member have been charged with drunk driving anywhere in Cecil or Harford County Maryland contact The Law Office of Michael J. Onifer at 410 398 3075. Mr. Onifer is located near the courthouse on Main Street in Elkton, Maryland and proudly serves Baltimore, Harford & Cecil Counties. . Mr. Onifer can be reached at 410 398 3075. Or, click here to email Mr. Onifer.