The Interlock Device May Teach You a Lot About Your Drinking Habits & Turn Them Around

If you have been convicted of DUI, chances are you will be living with an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) in your car if you want to drive again. While this device will grant you to the freedom of having your own transportation again, you may be quite intimidated at first—especially considering the ramifications of failing. You may have heard of some issues with this device, like too much sugar causing false alarms, but the chances of that happening are rare. Blowing into the device can be more of a workout for your lungs than you may expect to—but if older smokers can do it, so can you.

The real key to living with an Interlock device in your car is to not drink. And for some who have received a DUI, giving up alcohol for a while is not a problem. For others, however, it is an extreme challenge to make it through a week, or even a day or two, without imbibing. This is a great way to jumpstart sobriety, but if you do have a problem with alcohol or drugs, it may not be quite that easy and you should not be ashamed to ask for more help, to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, or consider checking into rehab.Life with an IID means that when you wake up in the morning, your blood-alcohol count must be  completely at zero—and you cannot have anything to drink and then expect to get behind the wheel; in fact, while it is recommended that you embrace sobriety during this period and for as long as necessary, keep in mind that if you stayed up late and had a few drinks, or if you woke up feeling hungover, you may register a positive—and many are surprised to find out that they still had alcohol in their system the next day.

Many law enforcement officers will tell you however, that they give out an inordinate number of DUI’s in the mornings. Moving forward, do the work it takes to deal with an alcohol problem if you have one or may be developing one, realizing that it is not weak to reach out for help. Along with that process, never drive while you are under the influence—and always give 100 percent of your attention to the road when driving.

You probably have many questions if you have been charged with DUI, from wondering whether you will have to go to jail to worrying about getting your license back. Speak with an experienced DUI attorney from the offices of H. Lehman Franklin, P.C. Call now to learn more at 912-764-9616, or contact us online.