Ignition Interlock

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you are a repeat driving under the influence offender or habitual violater, one of the terms of your probation may be the installation of an ignition interlock device.  Though it can vary, typically in situations when an ignition interlock is court ordered, it is ordered for a six month period following a one year hard  suspension of one's Georgia driving privileges.  Forsyth County prosecuting attorneys and judges will make it a condition of probation that in order for you to get a license again, you MUST complete the 5 months with the device. 

The ignition interlock is a device that the driver of the vehicle must blow into for the car to start.  If alcohol is detected on the potential drivers breath, the vehicle will not start.  An issue that sometimes comes up is what to do if someone on probation in Forsyth County, or elsewhere in Georgia, then moves out of state.  The ignition interlock is Georgia specific and you cannot have one installed if living outside of Georgia in most instances.  You will have to apply for a waiver of the interlock condition.  Experienced Forsyth County DUI attorney Richard Lawson can tell you more about probation, ignition interlock devices, and waiver of the condition.  Call him today for a free analysis of your legal issue. 

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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