Your Quick Guide to IIDs
Your Alameda County DUI lawyer may advise you to agree to install an IID in your vehicle in order to get a restricted license with full driving rights.
- What is an IID: This is a miniature breathalyzer that is installed in the dashboard of your car. It requires you to provide an alcohol-free breath sample or your car won’t start.
- How does it work: Once you start driving, the device will ask for a sample after around 5 to 15 minutes, and then every 45 minutes during your trip. If you do not give a sample, a fail report will be logged and sent to the court.
- Will I Have to Get an IID: A judge will order you to get an IID if you have repeat DUI offenses. For first-time offenders, you may be ordered to install an IID if you have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .015% or higher. If you refuse to give a chemical test, you may also have to install an ignition interlock system.