July 4, 2008, Newsletter Issue #122: What Should I Know About Ignition Interlock Systems?

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If you participate in an ignition interlock system plan, there are a few things you'll need to know.

1. The expense of the installation must be paid by the offender is most states.

2. In many cases the state DMV will also require you to pay an additional fee for a conditional reinstatement of your license based on your participation in an ignition interlock program.

3. You will be required to have the ignition interlock device installed by a certified company. A list of approved companies is available through your DMV.

4. You will be required to be in compliance with any court-ordered counseling or treatment, and you are normally required to furnish proof.

The interlock program is an excellent second chance for many offenders. Consult your lawyer for specific details for your particular state.

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