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™
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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!