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Ignition Interlock Devices

The penalties for a DUII in the state of Oregon increase with each separate offense. If you are convicted of a DUII or you enter into a diversion program, you will be required to install an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) in all vehicles you may drive (in most circumstances) with very little exception. It might be wise to limit your available vehicles, because IID’s can be expensive. This is a required device for the purpose of preventing an intoxicated individual from operating a vehicle. You blow into a mouthpiece, and if alcohol is detected, the device will log that failure and refuse to start. Seeking the guidance of an experienced Clackamas County DUI lawyer such as Jared Justice will help you understand how your situation fits into the larger process.

Upon the first conviction of a DUII, an IID is required and must be installed for one year following your license suspension or revocation that resulted from the conviction. For a second conviction, an IID is required for two years. If you are getting your license reinstated following a lifetime revocation, then the IID must be installed for a period of 5 years. If you enter into the DUII diversion program, then an IID is required for the duration of the program, which is a minimum of one year but may be subject to a number of special conditions required of each participant. A Clackamas County DUI attorney like Jared Justice can help determine exactly how your situation is likely to unfold.

There are some cases in which a person might be eligible for an exemption to the IID requirements issued by a court. The first is if a vehicle must be operated while working, and is your employers vehicle. This will only happen if the employer is proven to have been made aware of the IID requirement. The other common form of IID exemption occurs when a healthcare provider certifies that a medical condition impedes the use of an IID.

For more comprehensive insights, contact our offices and see how a Clackamas County DUI attorney can help.

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