What Are the Requirements for Ignition Interlock Devices in PA?

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If you have been recently ordered by a Pennsylvania court to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicles after receiving a DUI, it is important to understand what to expect and how an attorney can assist you. Continue reading to learn the requirements for ignition interlock devices in Pennsylvania. If you require assistance with DUI charges, our experienced Allegheny County DUI lawyer is confident in our ability to represent you. To learn more about our services and how we will fight for your rights in court, pick up the phone today. Our firm would be happy to speak with you.

What are the requirements for ignition interlock devices in Pennsylvania?

You will be required to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle if you receive an order to do so. You will also be unable to drive anyone else’s car that does not have an ignition interlock device.

If the ignition interlock device detects that you have a blood alcohol concentration of .02% or higher, the vehicle will refuse to start. You will also be required to submit additional breath samples while you are driving. This is an effort to crack down on drivers using another person’s breath to start the vehicle. If the device detects a blood alcohol concentration of .02% or higher during a rolling test, the drive will shut your vehicle’s engine off and prevent you from restarting the vehicle during the lock-out period. If you refuse to submit to a rolling retest, the device will record your violation, but will not shut your moving vehicle of due to safety issues.

You must install an ignition interlock device in every vehicle that you own or that you will drive. You will also be required to apply for a restricted license. After one year of having an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle, you will be eligible for an unrestricted license or to have the ignition interlock device removed.

If you have any further questions about installing an ignition interlock device in your vehicles, it is important that you retain the services of an experienced Allegheny County DUI lawyer who will walk you through the steps ahead after receiving a DUI. Give our firm a call today to schedule your initial consultation with our team. We are prepared to explore all avenues of defense on your behalf when you are facing DUI charges.

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