An Ignition Interlock Can Save Your Job

Ignition interlock devices help get people back on the road so they can maintain employment. There are secrets to avoiding violations and losing driving privileges.

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Ignition Interlocks Are Now Wireless

An ignition interlock device looks like a breathalyzer.  It is either wireless or attached to a vehicle’s dashboard and will not allow a car to start if the driver has any breath alcohol. Unfortunately, innocent mistakes and technical glitches can result in unintentional ignition interlock violations.


Many regulations must be followed to use the interlock device properly.  For instance, you must never leave your vehicle running and unattended, even momentarily. If you fail to provide a rolling re-test for any reason, that is a major violation.  If you have your car worked on, you must provide legible, dated, and signed receipts.  There are numerous other concerns with an interlock device.  It is essential that you understand every requirement so that you do not have to face a possible violation.

If there is an accusation of an interlock violation, you will get a letter from the Secretary of State notifying you of the problem and that your license will be revoked all over again in a few days.  The only remedy at this point is to file an appeal within 14 days to schedule a hearing so that you can hopefully win your license back again.  If you do not appeal, your license remains revoked, and you will have to start all over again.

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Attorneys With Extensive Experience in Driver’s License Cases and Traffic Felony and Misdemeanor Defense

The Michigan Secretary of State has many complex and difficult to understand rules and regulations related to driving, driver licenses, and ignition interlock violations.  If you currently have a suspended and restricted license and want to get back on the road legally, it is vital that you enlist the help of attorneys that understand the inner workings of the Secretary of State and practice before its Administrative Law Judges regularly.  The attorneys at LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. understand the importance of having a valid driver’s license and being legally on the road.  There is minimal public transportation in southeastern Michigan.  The ability to drive legally is of paramount importance.  Do not trust your ability to legally drive with just any lawyer that says they can help.  Go with the attorneys with the proven track record of success — LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. We look forward to assisting you.

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