What is an Ignition Interlock Device?

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For any DUI conviction, the state of Tennessee can require you to have an ignition interlock device (IID) installed in your vehicle in an attempt to prevent further drunk driving. In addition to being a considerable inconvenience, an IID device is costly to install and rent month to month. To prevent a DUI conviction and the penalty of an IID, you need aggressive representation from a Memphis criminal defense attorney.

The Claiborne Ferguson Law Firm, P.A. is proud to have been defending those charged with criminal offenses for over 20 years. Our firm handles all types of charges and has earned a perfect 10.0 Superb rating from Avvo in the process, highlighting our success and ethical approach to practicing criminal defense. We take the time to understand the finer details of our client's charges and how best to defend them. Let our team provide the dedicated representation you need in this crucial time!

When is an IID required?

An IID is a small device roughly the size of a cell phone and is installed on your car's ignition. In order to start your vehicle, you will have to blow into the device so that it can read the alcohol on your breath. If the IID detects a blood alcohol content of 0.02 or higher, the car will not to start.

Even for your first DUI, you could be required to obtain an IID if:

  • Your blood alcohol content was 0.08 or higher
  • Your BAC showed the presence of alcohol and marijuana
  • You were driving with a minor in the car
  • You caused an accident while under the influence
  • You refused a blood or breath test and have a prior juvenile delinquency conviction

At The Claiborne Ferguson Law Firm, P.A., we uphold our clients' rights to legal representation by providing them with a robust defense. Attorney Ferguson has the skill and experience needed to handle tough DUI cases and is committed to securing the best possible outcome for his clients.

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If we can prove that the officer who arrested you did not have probable cause to stop you in the first place, you could see your DUI charges dropped. We may also be able to have your charges downgraded to reckless driving, a conviction for which does not require the installation of an IID. When you speak with our Memphis DUI lawyers, we can discuss all your legal options.

Reach out to us today and give yourself peace of mind by having a Memphis DUI attorney by your side.

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