Criminal Law

Ignition Interlock Defense

Ignition Interlock Defense Lawyer in Warren, Ohio

Fighting Against DUI/OVI Punishments

If you are charged with a DUI (driving under the influence) or OVI (operating a vehicle while intoxicated), you may be facing a wide range of penalties. These include jail time, monetary fines, a criminal record and the mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device on your vehicle.

The ignition interlock device is essentially a Breathalyzer attached to your car's ignition. You must blow into it to start your car. If alcohol is detected on your breath by the device, your car will not start. Not only is this inconvenient, but also it can be embarrassing. If you are facing a drunk driving charge, enlist our legal team at the law offices of Charles A. Ziegler to begin a comprehensive defense.

Experienced Drunk Driving Defense Attorney

Focusing on representing clients in Warren, Newton Falls, Trumbull County and the surrounding communities, attorney Charles A. Ziegler has over 30 years of experience that he uses when standing up for our firm's criminal defense clients. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Judges' Discretion

It is important to note that if you are facing your first DUI/OVI charge, the judge hearing your case has discretion whether to require the installation of an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. Since the judge can decide not to require the installation, an experienced drunk driving defense attorney can aggressively advocate for you and against the installation requirement.

Ignition Interlock Issues

Most ignition interlock devices in Ohio are set to detect an alcohol level of .02 or higher, making it difficult to start the car if you have had even the smallest bit of alcohol. In some instances, the vehicle will not start after a night of heavy drinking even if it has been hours since you had a drink.

Also, if the ignition interlock fails (detects alcohol), some judges may automatically revoke your driving privileges. This means that any consumption of alcohol puts you in jeopardy.

Contact Us to Discuss Ignition Interlock Avoidance

Do not take chances with your future. Contact Trumbull and Warren County criminal defense attorney Charles A. Ziegler by calling 330-984-0609. Your first consultation is free, and flexible payment plans are available.