Ignition Interlock Device

Madison County Ignition Interlock Device Lawyers

What Is An Ignition Interlock Device?

The Breath Alcohol Interlock Ignition Device (BAIID) program is a state-run program in Illinois designed to grant people limited driving privileges to people convicted of DUI during the period that their driver's license is suspended or revoked.

As part of the program, a breath-alcohol monitoring device is installed in your vehicle. The driver must blow into the device to use the vehicle; the device will not allow the vehicle to operate if the driver's BAC registers at .05 or above. Participants in the BAIID program are prohibited from operating any vehicle other than the one in which the interlock device has been installed.

Penalties For Violating The Conditions Of The BAIID Program

If you participate in the Illinois BAIID program and you are caught driving a vehicle without the device, this is a very serious offense. Many drivers do not understand that while a first-time DUI is considered a Class A misdemeanor, driving a vehicle without a BAIID device when you are in the program is considered a Class 4 felony. It is punishable by imprisonment of up to three years and fines up to $25,000. The penalty is the same if you are caught tampering with the device to get around using it.

Have you been caught driving a vehicle without an interlock device while participating in the BAIID program? Are you considering participating in the BAIID program following a DUI conviction?Contact our Madison County ignition interlock device attorneys to discuss your rights and options before making any decisions. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation.

How Our Experienced Attorneys Can Help

Participation in the BAIID program is a helpful alternative for many drivers. People with serious substance abuse problems, however, sometimes find it difficult to obey the strict rules of the program. There are many important factors that must be considered before joining the program, especially because the consequences of violating the conditions of the program are so severe.

Our lawyers have decades of experience providing strong representation to people facing DUI and related charges. Attorney Cory Smith is a former assistant state's attorney (ASA) who was the supervising prosecutor for DUI cases.

We understand the complexities of cases involving BAIID, DUI and driver's license suspension. Our experienced guidance can help you decide whether the BAIID program is right for you. We can also provide intelligent, aggressive representation if you face felony charges for violating the BAIID program conditions.

Contact Our Edwardsville Car Breathalyzer Attorneys

Call Madison County Traffic Law Attorneys, LLC, at 618-307-0323 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our skilled lawyers.