Paterson NJ DWI Defense Attorney: Explaining Ignition Interlock Devices in DWI Cases
DWI Defense Lawyer in Passaic County, New Jersey
Alissa D. Hascup has extensive experience defending clients charged with drunk driving and alcohol-related offenses, including second offense DWI, DWI in a school zone, and refusal to submit to a breath test in Passaic, Clifton, Wayne, and Paterson. Ms. Hascup has experience on both sides in DWI cases, so she knows how to fight DWI charges and potentially get your case dismissed.
Ms. Hascup is a former municipal prosecutor who frequently prosecuted DWI trials. This means that she knows how the other side thinks when she defends you.
Contact the Law Office of Alissa Hascup, LLC for a free consultation, and feel free to keep reading this page for further information about DWI charges and the Ignition Interlock Device.
Ignition Interlock Devices: The Law in New Jersey
In 2010, a bill sponsored by NJ Senator Jim Whelan revised the New Jersey DWI and Refusal Statutes. In accordance with N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.16, the state may require that an interlock ignition device be installed for a set period of time on all vehicles driven by a person convicted of first offense DWI with a blood alcohol content of .15% or higher, second offense DWI, or third offense DWI. An ignition interlock device is a blowing device that tests the driver’s blood alcohol content. It disables the ignition of an automobile until the driver blows a clean breath test sample into the device.
First, Second, and Third Offenses: The statute requires that a first-time DWI offender with blood alcohol content greater than 0.15% pay for the installation and maintenance of the ignition interlock device for a period of one (1) year. A second-time DWI offender is required to install and maintain the device for a period of three (3) years. And a third-time DWI offender also must install and maintain the ignition interlock device for a period of three (3) years.
Costs and Embarrassment: These devices can cost $100.00 per month, in addition to installation fees. However, the worst aspect the interlock ignition device is that it is so visible to other people, causing great embarrassment and humiliation for the driver.
New Jersey Alcotest 7110 Certified DWI Defense Lawyer
The state of New Jersey uses the Alcotest 7110 breath-testing device when prosecuting DWI cases. This device is manufactured by Draeger Safety. Ms. Hascup is quite familiar with the components of the machine and she understands how the Alcotest 7110 device works. She can use this expertise to attack the reliability of the breath-test result in your case. This is crucial because the Alcotest 7110 is used by prosecutors in ALL New Jersey DWI cases.
Contact a Passaic County NJ DWI Lawyer Today
If you are facing a DWI or DUI charge, contact Alissa Hascup at her Paterson office right away so she can evaluate the evidence in your case and formulate a strategy to help you avoid DWI penalties. You can call Ms. Hascup anytime, or you can simply fill out the online contact form.