Bay Area DUI Law Blog


New Law for Ignition Interlock Devices

Posted by Amy Morell | Aug 21, 2017


In 2019 the California Department of Motor Vehicles will give DUI first offenders the option of installing a breathing device, ignition interlock device (IID), immediately after their arrest to avoid any suspension on their license.  Is this a good idea?  Why would someone want to pay for a device and go to the trouble of installing it when a hearing could be requested and won?  Being arrested for allegedly driving under the influence does not mean the DMV has enough evidence to suspend the license.  That is why the arrestee is entitled to a hearing.  As the hearing, the DMV must provide evidence to show that the BAC was .08% or more, there was a lawful arrest and that there was a lawful reason to come into contact with the person.  

Morell Law Office handles DMV Hearings and can help you keep your license.  Please contact us for a free consultation at 510-293-9440. 

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Amy Morell

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