If you have been arrested or charged with a New Jersey DWI, you should not delay in reaching out to a skilled New Jersey DWI attorney. At our firm, we have years of experience protecting the rights of those accused of DWIs, and we can put our knowledge to use in your case. The penalties for a DWI conviction vary, but in some cases, individuals are required to use an ignition interlock device (IID).
In New Jersey, the offense of driving while intoxicated (DWI) consists of getting behind the wheel with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher. It is important to note that the legal limit is different for individuals who are underage and for commercial drivers.
An IID is similar to a Breathalyzer and measures a person’s BAC. The IID is a handheld device that is connected to the ignition system of a car. For a person to start the car, the driver must blow into the device. If the device detects the BAC to be over a certain programmed amount, the vehicle will not start. These systems typically do not just require a test to start the engine, but also generally require a test every few minutes while driving. The idea behind these “rolling” tests is to preclude a friend or acquaintance from starting the vehicle and then letting a drunk driver behind the wheel.