What happens if you fail to install an ignition interlock device?

If you’re required to install an ignition interlock device after a DUI or drunk driving offense, you could face serious legal and financial repercussions if you don’t comply with the order given to you. You could receive your order to install an ignition interlock device (IID) from any of the following:

  • Judge/Court
  • Department of Transportation or Motor Vehicles
  • Probation Officer

If you’ve been required to install an ignition interlock device to continue driving for your job, you could be suspended or fired for not complying, in addition to other legal consequences.

State penalties for driving with a suspended license

If your license has been suspended or revoked for a drunk driving conviction (DUI), you may be required to install an ignition interlock device, or car breathalyzer, to reinstate your driver’s license. The penalties for driving with a suspended or revoked license vary by state but could be severe.

Ignition interlocks as a requirement to get your license back

Some states require you to install an ignition interlock device for a period of time before you are able to get your full license back. Avoiding your interlock installation will only prolong the process to get your full driving privileges back and may lead to financial and legal consequences (jail time, fines and fees).

Ignition interlock devices are extremely effective at preventing repeat drunk driving occurrences. While it may be easy to believe that a DUI was a one-time thing, driving without an interlock puts you at risk of a second or consecutive drunk driving conviction.

Additional DUIs bring with them additional costs above and beyond what your first offense had (and far more expensive than the price to install your interlock the first time you were ordered), stiff legal penalties and more. In many states, additional drunk driving offenses and getting caught driving without your required ignition interlock device could be charged as felonies.

Intoxalock is here to help

Don’t hesitate to call us today to talk through the ignition interlock process in your state. We understand the fear and emotions that come with a DUI and are here to help you every step of the way. Intoxalock offers special pricing to make the process as cost affordable as possible. Relax. We got this.

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