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Ignition Interlock Devices: DUI Defense Attorney in Virginia Beach

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Under state law, as of July 1, 2012, an ignition interlock device is mandatory for a minimum of 6 months for any DUI conviction, regardless of prior offenses or blood alcohol content (BAC). This device, similar to a breathalyzer, must be installed in every vehicle operated by the defendant as a requirement for a restricted driver's license. If you have been arrested for DUI, it is important to retain the services of an experienced Virginia Beach DUI lawyer as soon as possible after your arrest. When you work with Thoman Law, PLLC, you will have be defended by a former prosecutor who has handled thousands of criminal defense and traffic offense cases. I have an Excellent Avvo Rating and a high level of respect in the legal community. I understand state traffic and DUI laws to the last detail, and I can fight for your defense, based on the facts. I need to hear your side of the story immediately so I can help you.

Ignition Interlock Devices in Virginia Beach: Knowledge and Experience in DUI Defense

With an ignition interlock system, the operator of the vehicle must blow into the device before the vehicle will start. If the system detects BAC above .02%, it prevents the vehicle from starting. While the car is being driven, the system asks for a reading every 20 to 30 minutes (known as a "rolling test") to ensure that the driver has consumed alcohol after starting the vehicle. If the driver fails the rolling test, the horn and lights will activate until the car is shut off, and the violation will be reported when the information from the device is sent to the DMV and court. Ignition interlock systems are installed and maintained at the expense of the driver. Monthly calibration is required, with a fee of up to $80 for each visit, in addition to the installation fee.

This restriction on your driving privilege is only one of the penalties you are facing in a DUI conviction. Do not face these accusations without assistance from a top quality defense lawyer. Police officers do make unlawful stops and wrongful DUI arrests, and you need a seasoned Virginia Beach criminal lawyer to protect your rights and actively defend you. With my background as a former prosecutor, I know both sides of the law, and I will aggressively pursue the best possible outcome for you.

Contact the firm immediately for a top quality DUI defense.

“He was very thorough and respectful, he helped vindicate me in a situation I thought was virtually impossible because of the circumstances. I definitely recommend him as a defense attorney.”

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