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Operating A Vehicle Without Ignition Interlock Device

Lawyer for Ignition Interlock Device in Philadelphia

Once a person is convicted of a second offense for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Pennsylvania, they are required to install an ignition interlock device (IID) upon any vehicle they operate. These devices are quite burdensome. They cost about $1,000 to install, carry a monthly maintenance fee, and sometimes do significant damage to the vehicle. Also, as most car leases do not permit the installation of an IID, a lessee's problems are compounded, as they now find themselves stuck with a leased vehicle they cannot legally drive.

In addition to forcing those convicted to install an IID on their car, PennDOT will issue them a restricted ignition interlock license (IIL) which will indicate upon observation that this person is not supposed to operate a vehicle without an IID installed. Most people adhere to court instruction, and install the IID on their primary vehicle. But they find themselves in trouble when they drive another vehicle, be it another car they own, a rental, etc. After all, installing a device on every car you drive is expensive and impractical, right? Too bad. It doesn't matter. This decision will prove to be to their extreme detriment, because once a driver with an IIL is discovered driving without an interlock device installed in the vehicle they are facing a host of new problems. If you have an IIL and were caught driving a vehicle without an IID, you will need representation. Call The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. today to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys.

Driving Without an Ignition Interlock Device

While you may claim ignorance, or that it was just a one-time error in judgment, the judge has heard it all before. Pennsylvania treats this offense seriously. Conviction is that of a misdemeanor and will result in a fine between $300 and $1000, potential imprisonment of up to 90 days, and an additional one year suspension from the date of conviction.

To fight this charge, your Attorney will need to contest the officer's reason for the initial stop. This is often an uphill battle, and in most instances it will be in your best interest to instruct your attorney to seek a plea deal. If you want to fight the charges, The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. will offer you the best defense possible and if you chose to plea, we will negotiate on your behalf to secure the best deal available.

Don't lose your license for another year. Call The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to schedule a free consultation, and see how we can help you.

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