Getting an Ignition Interlock Device Installed
If you have been arrested for a DUI in the State of Georgia, you will likely have to deal with a license suspension. Many times, you can regain your ability to drive legally by having an ignition interlock device installed on your vehicle.
Steps to Complete
Here are the steps you must complete before the ignition interlock can be installed if you are facing a second DUI conviction within five years:
- Enroll in a Georgia certified DUI traffic school and earn an “Alcohol Risk Reduction Certificate.”
- Get a clinical evaluation to determine if you need clinical intervention. If you are recommended for a Substance Abuse Treatment program, you must obtain proof of enrollment in a program.
Once you have the documents above, you can make an appointment to get the ignition interlock installed on your vehicle. Once it is installed, you will get a document proving your installation. You take this to the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) along with a $25 fee. After this, you will legally be able to drive your vehicle.
While you have the ignition interlock on your vehicle, you must visit the installation location for regular monitoring to keep your restricted license.
Get Advice from Ashley Schiavone
Understanding the different types of suspensions you could face can be difficult so it’s always a good decision to consult with a lawyer. At Schiavone Law, we can help you navigate these suspensions as you consider all of your options and requirements.
Check out Part 1 of our Driving with an Ignition Interlock Device in Georgia.