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Assisting with Ignition Interlock Devices & Monitoring Device Driving Permits

Drunk driving is a serious criminal offense in the state of Illinois that can result in significant legal consequences, including the loss of your driver's license. Being unable to drive can make life very difficult and may even threaten your ability to get to work or school. Even if public transportation is an option, trips that normally would take a few minutes can get significantly longer. Furthermore, if you ignore your driver's license suspension after a DUI and continue to drive, you are simply asking for more legal trouble.

Fortunately, some DUI offenders may have an option. Illinois law allows most first-time DUI offenders to obtain a Monitoring Device Driving Permit (MDDP) that lets them drive vehicles that are fitted with a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID). However, not all first-time offenders are eligible to participate in the program and participation has some significant out-of-pocket costs. During a consultation with our Naperville DUI attorneys, you can discuss your options and decide whether participation in these programs is a good choice for you.

To learn more about BAIID and MDDP programs, call the Roscich & Martel Law Firm at (630) 793-6337 today.

Understanding MDDPs

If you are a first-time offender interested in obtaining an MDDP, you will want to weigh your options. Though the permit can provide some freedoms, it is also a large investment.

When considering an MDDP, you should know that:

  • Individuals who are under 18 cannot get an MDDP
  • For the purposes of obtaining an MDDP, a "first-time offender" is defined as a person who has not been convicted of a DUI or assigned court-ordered supervision for DUI in Illinois, has not been convicted of drunk driving in another state within the past five years, and has not received a previous statutory suspension
  • Drunk drivers who were driving on an invalid license or who injured another person while driving drunk cannot obtain an MDDP
  • Commercial vehicle drivers can get an MDDP to operate a non-commercial vehicle, but may not operate a commercial vehicle

How Does a BAIID Work?

A BAIID is a device much like a breathalyzer that requires a breath sample before the car in which it is installed will start. If the breath sample provided has a blood-alcohol content of .025 or more, the car will not start. The device also requires the driver to provide a breath sample at random intervals throughout the trip.

Call a Naperville DUI Defense Lawyer Today

If you have been accused of drunk driving in Illinois, you should do everything you can to preserve your ability to legally drive. The attorneys of the Roscich & Martel Law Firm are committed to assisting people with legal issues relating to BAIID and MDDP. We conveniently offer free consultations so that you can discuss your situation with our team.

To get started on your case, call our office today at (630) 793-6337 or contact us online.

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