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March 22, 2016
The law in California requires installation of an Ignition interlock device, abbreviated IID, in your car after a DUI or many other DUI related offenses.
If you were convicted of a DUI in Los Angeles county, you are required to have an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) in in your car for a period from 5 month to 48 month.
In addition to Los Angeles county, 3 other counties in California require installation of an Ignition Interlock Device after a DUI conviction. Without installation, you would not be eligible to drive a motor vehicle. It is possible to get an exemption from the installation of IID for persons who do not have vehicles. This exemption will not permit avoiding IID installation forever, but will delay the compliance period to the time when you will get another car.
The courts are required to notify the DMV of all DUI convictions. Once the court notifies the DMV of a DUI conviction by sending an abstract, the DMV will send a notice of the requirement to install an IID
to the driver. The driver has 30 days to install the Ignition Interlock Device
. Any exemption from an IID
has to be filed within 30 days of the notice. Failure to comply with the DMV orders to install an IID
within the 30 days subjects you to a prosecution for a new offense as a violation of California Vehicle Code section 23573
(i). This new offense carries up to 6 month in the county jail and can also include a fine of up to $5,000.00. If you are filing an exemption but the exemption is postmarked 30 days after the notice from the DMV, the DMV will not approve the exemption and you will have to install an IID
. This law makes no sense and you need to contact DUI attorney to fight a possible prosecution or a DUI probation
If after a DUI conviction you continue Driving on a Suspended License
and get cited and convicted for driving on a suspended California license you will be required to install an IID
in your car for 1 year. The law requiring drivers to install IID
after a driving on a suspended license conviction is found in CVC 23573(j) and is mandated by law and does not provide for exemptions.
Driving without an IID, when ordered by the DMV, is a crime in California and subject you to jail time. If you driver company vehicles, you can get an exemption from IID while driving company vehicles. The employer have to be notified of your requirement to install an IID and a DUI conviction by you presenting him with a DMV form DL 923. DL 923 form has the language of California Vehicle Code section 23576 embedded in it. CVC 23576 provides the statutory language for the exemption explaining further that the driver can not own, even partially, the business that employs him. DL 923 has to be signed by the employer under the penalty of perjury and filed with the DMV.
Pleading guilty to a DUI or driving on a suspended license
in California can have serious consequences outside of the DUI conviction. Your driving privilege might be restricted or taken away because of an inability to install an ignition interlock device in your car. Los Angeles DUI Attorney has the expertise to help you defend a DUI conviction and can obtain the most favorable result for you in court and at the DMV. Los Angeles DUI lawyer knows how to position your case for the best outcome and will help you minimize consequences or even installation of an Ignition Interlock Device
. Tampering with an IID
can cause the DMV to take your California restricted license away and have you serve the entire California DUI license suspension
. If you are concerned about your driving privilege, contact (818) 921 7744
Los Angeles DUI attorney now to talk to a specialist who will zealously defend you in court and at the DMV and provide the best Los Angeles DUI defense. We are waiting for your call almost at any reasonable hour of the day. DUI attorney Los Angeles can also offer to take your case on a payment plan and accepts all forms of payments.