A client called me worried about a letter she got from court after her recent arrest for DWI. The letter looked official and told her she had to get an ignition interlock device. The letter was actually a clever marketing ploy. In tiny print at the bottom of the letter the ad noted that it was not from a governmental agency. Don’t make rush decisions. Getting arrested can be stressful but you hired a lawyer for a reason. Call your lawyer before you get any alcohol monitoring devices. Many times, we can resolve your case without you having to go through the added cost or embarrassment of having an alcohol monitoring device in your vehicle.
Do I need an Ignition Interlock Device?
About the Author: Gene Anthes
Gene has been practicing criminal law since 2005. He is a former Travis County prosecutor and now practices criminal defense in Central Texas. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and South Texas College of Law. In his spare time he enjoys boat building and woodworking. He is married and has two daughters.