Minnesota Ignition Interlock Lawyer
The technology options that law enforcement and judicial officials have at their disposal for punishing DWI offenders and preventing drunk driving have expanded greatly in recent years. Since 2011, an increasingly common option is the ignition interlock device, which is affixed to a vehicle to prevent the vehicle from starting without a breath sample that registers below .02 from the driver.
At Loftness Law Office in Shakopee, I work hard to protect the rights of individuals accused of drinking and driving in the southwest metro and surrounding communities. My goal is always to minimize the consequences my clients face, and to seek dismissal of the charges or proceed to trial if the facts of the case do not support a likelihood of conviction.
In some cases, the best option is to have an ignition interlock device installed in order to protect an individual’s ability to drive to work and school and to run errands for the family. As your Shakopee ignition interlock attorney, you can rely on me to determine what is best in your situation and skillfully pursue the best possible outcome.
Who Is Eligible for an Ignition Interlock Device in Minnesota?
First-time DWI offenders with a blood alcohol concentration of .16 (twice the legal limit) or higher are required to have an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicle. In the past, convictions for these offenses would have resulted in the loss of driving privileges for one year or more.
To protect your rights and understand your options, the first step is talking to a lawyer you can trust. Contact my firm today for a free initial consultation.