Dec 16

When you are charged with a DUI, impaired driving, over 80, or a refusal charge, you face the possibility of having to install an ignition interlock. Alcohol-related driving convictions come with a mandatory driver’s licence suspension. A conviction also comes with participation in the Provincial Ignition Interlock Program.

You may also need to install an ignition interlock on your vehicle if your matter resolves by way of a careless driving plea under the Highway Traffic Act. The Crown regularly requires a Provincial Offence Act probation order with an interlock condition as part of a careless driving plea.

An ignition interlock is a small device that can be attached to the ignition of your personal vehicle. Also called a “blow box” the interlock device requires a breath sample from the driver before it will allow the vehicle to start. The device tests the breath sample for alcohol and will only allow the car to start if no alcohol is detected. If alcohol is detected, the vehicle can be disabled.

While the ignition interlock program allows you to regain restricted driving privileges, it can be costly. You will be responsible for all associated costs.

How do I Avoid a Criminal Record?

The first step to avoid a criminal record from your DUI charge is to hire an experienced DUI lawyer. Lockyer Zaduk Zeeh have a roster of experienced, and highly skillful DUI lawyers. We regularly represent individuals charged with DUI in Hamilton, Brampton, Toronto, Newmarket, and Oshawa. Give us a call at 416-613-0416 or by e-mail at