When can ignition interlock devices be used for DUI offenders?

Ignition interlocks are devices that can be attached to a vehicle’s starter so that the vehicle won’t start if the driver has been drinking.  In some types of DUI convictions an ignition interlock can be ordered by the court.  For other types of convictions, these devices will be required by the DMV even if not required by the court.

 

The court can require that you have an ignition interlock device installed on every one of your vehicles as a condition of restricted driving privileges or for full restoration of driving privileges if you’ve been convicted of one of the following:

  • A second DUI offense within 10 years, or
  • A third DUI or subsequent offense within 10 years, or
  • A first DUI offense with a BAC of 0.15 or above.

 

As a condition of restricted driving privileges or for full restoration of driving privileges, the DMV will required that you have an ignition interlock device installed on your vehicle even if it not required by the court in the following situations:

  • A second DUO offense conviction within 5 years, or
  • A third or subsequent DUI offense conviction within 10 years, or
  • Three separate DUI offense convictions within 10 years.

 

To speak with one of our Norfolk Virginia criminal law attorneys about your DUI case, please contact Tavss Fletcher at 757.625.1214

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