Bergen County DWI Ignition Interlock Device Lawyers

Wyckoff NJ DWI Lawyers – Ignition Interlock Device –

While many of the penalties associated with Bergen County DWI and Refusal convictions (license suspension and fines) are well known, there are also lesser-known consequences that accompany these charges. These include unexpected inconveniences like constraints on transportation and family time, and also the very real possibility of the installation of an ignition interlock device. The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is proud to employ serious and skilled DWI defense attorneys who can help you or your loved one beat the charges faced by you or your loved one. If you or someone you know has been charged with DWI or Refusal in towns like Mahwah, Paramus, Elmwood Park, Fort Lee, Englewood Cliffs, Palisades Interstate Park or anywhere else in Bergen County we can help. Here is some important information with regards to the ignition interlock device.

Ignition Interlock Device:

When will the Ignition Interlock Device will be Required?

According to New Jersey law, if your license was suspended for a DUI offense, the court may require you to get an ignition interlock device installed into your vehicle to prevent a vehicle from starting if your BAC exceeds 0.15% or greater.

Ignition Interlock Device Requirements and Penalties:

In the event of a Bergen County DWI first offense, a DWI conviction may be accompanied by the installation of an interlock device for six months to one year upon restoration of your drivers license per the discretion of the sentencing judge. If the first offense involved a BAC of 0.15% or greater, mandatory installation of ignition interlock device will occur 6 months to 1 year following restoration. In regard to a second DUI offense, the mandatory installation of interlock device is required during the period of license suspension and for 1 to 3 years following restoration. Finally, the conviction of a third DWI offense is accompanied by the mandatory installation of interlock device during license suspension and for 1 to 3 years following restoration.

If the court sentences you to get an interlock device, you will receive a notice of suspension from MVC with instructions on how to obtain the device. Failure to have an ignition interlock installed when ordered by a judge could result in an additional one year driving privilege suspension.

Exceptional DWI Defense Qualifications

The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is proud to have offices statewide and seasoned, passionate attorneys with over 100 years of combined experience. Among our attorneys are former prosecutors with an acute awareness of how the state builds  their cases against drivers under suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Our attorneys are also certified in the maintenance and operation of the Alcotest 7110 and our law offices even boast three attorneys who are certified in the instruction of field sobriety administration. If you or a loved one has any questions concerning the installation of an ignition interlock device or if you face pending DWI charges, do not hesitate to call for a free consultation.