Being charged with a DUI offense is stressful, and you may feel like your life has gotten out of control. An Allegheny County DUI attorney can help you regain that sense of control over your life and ensure that you are being treated with the respect that everyone deserves.
At Wyland Law Group, we are compassionate, experienced, and aggressive in our representation of clients in the Allegheny County Courthouse. From our first meeting through the resolution of your case we will answer your questions about your DUI charges and penalties and tell you what to expect from the process. One of the most common questions we hear is about are interlock licenses and interlock devices.
What is an Interlock Device?
If you are convicted of a DUI in Allegheny County, one of the consequences you may face is the requirement of having to use an interlock device in your vehicle. This has positive and negative consequences. Obviously the cost and hassle are not preferred. However, thoughtfully navigating the interlock laws may permit you to resume driving sooner if not immediately during your period of suspension.
The interlock device is like a personal breathalyzer, that is connected to the ignition of your vehicle. Anyone who drives the vehicle will be required to provide a valid breath sample to start the vehicle, and to provide subsequent breath samples when prompted while driving. If you own multiple vehicles, and are subject to an interlock obligation because of a DUI you are not required to install the interlock device in more than one vehicle. However, when driving on an interlock license you are only permitted to operate a vehicle which is equipped with an interlock device.
Can I Avoid Using an Interlock Device?
You may want to avoid the hassle and expense of having an interlock device on your vehicle. A DUI lawyer can discuss with you what strategies and circumstances may relieve you of the interlock obligation.
However, having an interlock license may prove valuable to people facing certain DUI related driving suspensions. For example, first offense DUI suspension are immediately eligible for an interlock license. And, for people suspended under an ARD DUI suspension, while you are not required to utilize the interlock license, doing so may be a way to maintain your ability to drive.
Why Choose Wyland Law Group?
At Wyland Law Group, we regularly counsel our clients on all of their obligations and options are concerning interlock licenses and interlock devices. I’m a trusted Allegheny County DUI lawyer. I will explore with you all options to find the very best strategy for your specific case.
Whether you have been charged with your first offense or your third, having an experienced attorney on your side is critical to your ability to defend yourself against the government’s allegations. Please contact me for a free consultation by calling 412-710-0013 or by filling out the contact form on this website.