Some people in Kansas City may like to unwind after work or on the weekends with a little bit of social drinking. However, it may not always be easy to tell when you have gone over the legal limit. This is where a person may end up driving their vehicle while intoxicated and drunk drivers could have a whole slew of legal problems to face.
Many people who have been convicted of a DUI before have to deal with one item in particular that has mixed opinions. That item is an ignition lock. Ignition locks are an additional option that people with DUIs may be forced to deal with, alongside jail time, fines or rehabilitation programs. These locks measure a driver’s breath and if any alcohol is detected, the car will not start. Some say that this has helped them a good deal by preventing them from getting more DUIs.
There is currently a proposal in the House of Representatives that would make these locks a requirement for anyone who has a DUI. As of right now, every state differs when it comes to the ignition lock rules that they follow. Some only give locks to multiple offenders and some require it from the first DUI. This may help to level out the system and make it a little more even.
Dealing with an ignition lock can still be a hassle though, and it has to be paid for by the person with the DUI offense. It can be costly since it is paid for on a monthly basis, and it may also come in addition to other fines which can add up quickly. For this reason, a person who has been charged with DUI may wish to contact an attorney.