In the state of Illinois, if you are charged with even a first time DUI, you will probably be required to install a breathalyzer device in your vehicle, also known as a BAIID.
“BAIID” stands for Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device. Each time you start your vehicle and every 20 minutes thereafter, you must blow into your BAIID. The device will measure your BAC level and report back to the Secretary of State monthly. If you have a positive result, your vehicle will not start and it will be reported to the SOS. Violations may result in extending your suspension or revoking your permit altogether. View more information about BAIID installation in Illinois here.
In Illinois, DUI cases are not prosecuted lightly. In the face of DUI charges, the involvement of aggressive legal counsel is crucial.