DUI & Interlock Ignition Devices in Tennessee

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Tennessee has some of the most restrictive DUI laws in the country. If you or someone you care about has been arrested for alleged driving while intoxicated, you need to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. No matter how serious or minor the charge, the repercussions of a DUI conviction can severely impact your life and interfere with your future.

Contact Baker Associates for the compassionate legal guidance and aggressive representation you need when faced with the possible installation of an Interlock Ignition Device (IID) on your vehicle. Call (866) 853-2888 for a free and confidential consultation. Let us help you resolve your case and get you the best possible outcome today.

What is an Ignition Interlock Device?

An IID is essentially a breathalyzer that is connected to the dashboard or steering wheel of your vehicle. It is designed to prevent the driver from starting the vehicle if his or her blood alcohol level exceeds the programmed limit – typically between .02 percent and .05 percent. If the device detects a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) that is above the limit, the driver will not be able to start the vehicle. Additionally, a camera will be installed with the IID to take a picture of the driver every time the device is used in order to discourage drivers from having someone else blow into the device.

What Happens if I am Convicted of a DUI?

Under Tennessee law, even first time DUI offenders, with a BAC of .08 or more, are required to use an IID for at least six months as a condition of their restricted driver's licenses. The duration of use may increase depending on the number of offenses and the unique circumstances of each case. Failure to have the device installed may also result in further criminal charges.

If you are required to operate a vehicle equipped with an IID, you are responsible for paying for its installation, the monthly leasing fee, and the costs of having the device uninstalled. The first year costs of using an IID can easily exceed $1,000.

Hire a Skilled DUI Defense Attorney Today

The passage of House Bill 353, and Senate Bill 670 in 2013, shows how seriously the criminal justice system takes drunk driving offenses in Tennessee. Whether you are up against your first or a third offense, it is important to remember that you are entitled to a strong criminal defense. The lawyer you choose to represent your case and protect your rights will have a major impact on the final outcome. Do not put off contacting Baker Associates today.

At Baker Associates, we put your best interests first and will fight tirelessly to reach the best possible conclusion for your case. We have years of experience ensuring that our clients' personal and professional opportunities are protected from the costly and damaging consequences of a conviction. We can help you. But you must take the first step. Call (866) 853-2888 today.

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Knox County
2126 First Tennessee Plaza
800 South Gay Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37929

Phone: (865) 521-0001
Toll-free: (866) 853-2888

Sevier County
121 Court Avenue
Sevierville, Tennessee 37862

Phone: (865) 546-6000
Toll-free: (866) 853-2888

Washington County
300 East Main Street
Johnson City, Tennessee 37601

Sevierville Breathalyzer Test Lawyer Disclaimer: The IID, DUI penalties, or other legal information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of a lawyer or attorney client relationship. Any results set forth here were dependent on the facts of that case and the results will differ from case to case. Please contact an attorney at our law firm. This web site is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the State of TN.

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