Penalties For Driving Without Your Interlock Device

If you have been convicted of a DUI, chances are that you know how costly such a crime can be. Along with heavy legal fees, and penalties, you may also be ordered to have an installed Mesa ignition interlock device installed on your vehicle. In Mesa Arizona, the DUI laws are perhaps the strictest in the nation, so it is not at all uncommon for a DUI conviction to come with an interlock inclusion as well. If this has happened to you, then you are probably aware of how inconvenient it is to have the interlock device installed on your vehicle, and you will want to avoid future mistakes. Here are a few of the penalties that come with the Interlock Device.

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Notably, the interlock device is a far better sentence than having a suspended driver’s license. You don’t want to have to rely on friends or family to take you everywhere, and you certainly don’t want to use public transportation, as the costs alone could be in the thousands. A common question asked involving the installation of an interlock device is how long you have to get it installed once you receive an order. If you do not have the interlock device installed within thirty days of the order, then you will have your license suspended immediately. So if you know you have to get one installed, you should do it as soon as possible.

Another common question is : What happens if I get caught driving a different vehicle without an interlock device? Some of us drive friends around or offer to drive family places, and staying in one vehicle is not altogether unavoidable. But if you are required to drive with an interlock device, you might want to rethink this. Getting caught driving another car without an interlock device installed will result in a one year extension of your required interlock period. This could mean more fines, and even more hassle for both you and your family, so rethink next time you decide to offer to drive for someone.
Often asked about the interlock device is, what happens if you have to have an interlock device, but you don’t own a car. If this the case, then you should always have your interlock device installed on every vehicle you operate. For example, if you drive your mother’s car, having an interlock device installed is necessary so that you fulfill the requirements of your sentence. Even if you don’t drive the car that often, it is still imperative for you to have it installed. Although this can be a major inconvenience, the alternative is jail time or a suspended license.

In addition to this, you may also wonder what you would need to do if you moved out of state and still have time left on your interlock device sentence. In this instance, you would still need to follow Arizona laws and keep the interlock device installed on your vehicle for the appropriate amount of time. Although other states do not have such strict DUI laws, you will still have to carry out the full sentence of your conviction to avoid further penalties and fees. Failing to do so will result in jail time or a suspended driver’s license.

penalties driving without interlock deviceOther kinds of violations that may extend your interlock sentence include failure to complete a rolling retest, driving without an interlock installed, starting a vehicle without providing a test, attempting to drive your car after you have been drinking, and disconnecting the interlock device. If you perform any of these, then your sentence will be extended, or you could possibly lose your license or serve jail time if you are a repeat offender. So you will always want to make sure that you are following the rules and regulations set by the Arizona DUI laws and that of the interlock device. Failure to do so could result in much worse consequences.

If you have been convicted of a DUI under Arizona Law and are required to have an interlock device installed on your car, come to Arizona Interlock. We know how expensive DUI penalties can be, so we are dedicated to providing you with the most cost effective Mesa car breathalyzer installation services. Offering a 35% off coupon for the first month of service and a free installation, we can help you put your DUI conviction behind you. Contact us today for more information.

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