Ignition Interlock Devices in Pennsylvania

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In the state of Pennsylvania, repeat DUI offenders are required by law to install an ignition interlock device in their vehicle. This device will remain installed for a period of one year for second-time offenders, and longer for third and subsequent offenders. These devices can seriously limit your freedom, including what vehicles you can drive and where.

If you have a DUI conviction on your record and are facing subsequent charges, it is important to obtain legal representation as soon as possible. Attorney Melvin L. Vatz from the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz has represented Pittsburgh residents against a wide variety of criminal charges, including driving under the influence. He has been relied upon for hard-hitting and impactful criminal defense representation numerous times in his nearly 40-year career, and has earned an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review rating of 5.0 out of 5.

If you are facing DUI charges, don’t wait; call the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz today at (412) 453-3341 for a free case evaluation!

The Ignition Interlock Process

All repeat offenders will be required to install an ignition interlock device in all vehicles they own in Pennsylvania. Those convicted will be responsible for all installation charges from any approved vendors.

For the course of your sentence, you will be required to carry a restricted license and only operate vehicles which have this ignition interlock device installed. Failing to do so can add other serious penalties onto your already costly DUI charge, and possibly result in your driving privileges being further impacted.

Failing to drive with an ignition interlock device penalties can include:

  • Large fines
  • Possible imprisonment
  • Extension of license suspension from date of the conviction

Because these devices can bring about a major financial hardship as well as restrict your ability to operate your vehicle, it is important that you seek representation for your DUI hearings from a skilled attorney as soon as possible.

Contact the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz for legal assistance today!