What happens now and what should I expect if I failed my start-up breath sample on my interlock device this morning?

It read failed, gave a 5 minute countdown, then it had me try again only for another fail. I haven’t had even a sip of alcohol in over a year due to my life changing mistake.

Asked on February 24, 2013 under Criminal Law, New York

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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

When the company that receives the information as to the interlock device failure you most likely will be sent documentation to show up in court for the failure of the device where you could then be subject to a revocation of your probation. From what you have written about, I suggest that you consult with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible about your matter for damage control.


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