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What Are The Ramifications If An IID Shows A False Positive?

Mouthwash, fermented fruit, and other foods or medications can affect devices that detect alcohol. It is important to wash your mouth out with water before you blow into the device. The interlock company will usually have informational handouts about ways to make sure you’re not going to blow a false positive. If it happens, you will have potential consequences with the DMV and the court.

How Can I Be Eligible To Drive Immediately After A DUI Arrest In California?

In California, when you’re arrested for DUI, they take your license and give you a temporary license, which states that you have 10 days to request a hearing with the DMV. Once your attorney does this, it will extend that temporary license to 30 days, until you’ve had your hearing. Hire a lawyer who is experienced, who you’re comfortable with, and let the lawyer do their job. Eventually, if your lawyer is unable to win the DUI case and you’re going to get convicted, he or she should give you some notice, so that you have time to do what needs to be done in order to drive after the conviction.

If you’re going to have an ignition interlock device on your car, you need to get high-risk insurance. You need to be enrolled in a DUI School and you need to have the interlock installed. Once you’re enrolled in school, they will electronically let the DMV know that you’re enrolled. There are some companies that can help you with both the interlock and high-risk insurance. There are other companies that you need to beware of. Watch out for companies that send you mail suggesting that you have to get an interlock right away and you don’t need a lawyer. Those companies do not have your best interests in mind.

Some people need their cars for work and they don’t want to have an interlock. In most counties, it is still an option to get a restricted license, so don’t go run out and find an interlock until you have discussed your case with an experienced San Francisco Bay area DUI lawyer. Let them walk you through the whole procedure because there’s a lot going on and you need to know what your rights are.

For more information on Ramifications Of False Positive IID Readings, a free case evaluation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (415) 523-7878 today.

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