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Ignition Interlock Defense Lawyers For Clients In Minneapolis, St. Paul And Throughout Minnesota

If you have been arrested for driving while impaired in Minnesota, you may be required to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle. The device requires the driver to provide a breath sample that is below a certain amount of alcohol content in order for the vehicle to start.

Who Must Install An Ignition Interlock Device?

The Department of Public Service requires you to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle for at least a year for any of the following reasons:

  1. You had a prior DWI within 10 years.
  2. Your blood alcohol test result was 0.16 or higher.
  3. You refused to take a blood alcohol test.
  4. A child age 16 or younger was in the vehicle at the time of your DWI arrest.

Even if you are not required to install an ignition interlock device, you may voluntarily choose to install one to avoid the standard 90-day driver’s license revocation after a DWI arrest. Our DWI defense lawyers can help you determine whether it makes sense to install an ignition interlock device.

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In many cases, our DWI defense attorneys have helped clients avoid the ignition interlock requirement entirely. In other cases, we helped shorten the amount of time the interlock device was required. We have also accelerated the process of enrolling in the ignition interlock program so that our clients were able to drive as soon as possible.

Ignition interlock can be a boon or an unreasonable burden, depending on your circumstances. Each case is unique. To discuss the specifics of your situation with a Ryan Pacyga Criminal Defense attorney, reach out to us online or call 612-474-5420.