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Why do I have an interlock device on my vehicle after my Akron, Ohio DUI arrest?

I recently read a US Today article stating that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is now pushing states to require interlock devices for all people convicted of DUI.  Your first question may be: What is an interlock device?  Interlock is a device placed in your vehicle that requires your breath sample before you are able to start the vehicle.  The vehicle will not start if it detects alcohol on your breath.

Currently in Ohio, interlock devices are optional for a first DUI offense.  This means that although a judge is not required to place an interlock device on your vehicle, he or she may still issue an order requiring one.  The device can be placed on your vehicle as a condition of driving privileges and, if you are convicted, as a probation requirement.  As public pressure increases, some courts are beginning to favor interlock devices for everyone convicted of a DUI.  An experienced Akron, Ohio DUI attorney can advocate against the placement of an interlock device in your vehicle.

If you have two or more prior convictions, you are facing a mandatory placement of an interlock device in your vehicle.  Although you may consider this a minor inconvenience and may be more concerned about possible jail time, you should take the possibility of an interlock device seriously.  The device is not only an added expense; it will cost you a great deal of time.  An ordinarily routine Saturday morning running errands becomes a much more cumbersome task when you have to blow into the device each and every time you start your vehicle.  It is important that you speak to an experience Akron, Ohio DUI attorney to protect your rights.

It is imperative that you speak with an attorney immediately.  An experienced Akron DUI Attorney can effectively advocate on your behalf to help reach a favorable outcome.  A vigorous defense is key in protecting your rights.  Call Attorney Joseph C. Patituce or Attorney Megan M. Patituce at 330-752-6706 now for your free, no-hassle consultation.  The sooner you call, the sooner we can begin defending and protecting your rights.

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