Understanding how an ignition interlock device can benefit you

| Jan 27, 2019 | Drunk Driving |

When you are facing charges of driving under the influence in Oregon, the consequences you will face depend on the severity of your offense and how committed you are to change your bad habits. At David J. Celuch, we have helped represent many people who are accused of driving drunk as they work through the legal consequences of their actions. 

Some of the outcomes of your decision to drive drunk could include having to pay a fine, having to serve time behind bars, the revocation of your driver’s license and even a requirement to complete community service in some instances. Your willingness to pay restitution and meet the requirements given to you by authorities in order to have your driving privileges reinstated is paramount to your ability to put your mistake in the past and never again have to face the consequences of drunk driving. 

When you do begin driving again, you may be required to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle which will require you to breathe a satisfactory “breath test” before your vehicle starts. If the results of your test are negative, it will prevent your vehicle from starting. According to Capitol Tires, interlock devices can be customized for your situation and the test requirements for the state. It also can be a valuable tool to protect you and your passengers if it is programmed correctly. When you properly program and use your device, you will be informed of when it is time to recalibrate your device. 

When you understand the value of having an ignition interlock device installed inside of your vehicle, you may be more receptive to the opportunity to have a resource that encourages you to be responsible for your behavior when you are getting behind the wheel of a vehicle. For more information, if you have been charged with driving under the influence, visit our web page.