Can I get the ignition interlock removed early?

by Aaron Black • March 06, 2012
Can I get the ignition interlock removed early?If you have been, or are going to be, convicted of DUI in Phoenix, Arizona you must install the ignition interlock if you ever want your license fully reinstated. The judge and/or MVD will not order it removed because it is a pain or too expensive for you.

As of right now, there is only one exception to get the ignition interlock removed early:

  • Your DUI occurred on or after January 1, 2012, and
  • Your conviction was for a first time non extreme DUI, and
  • You successfully completed an alcohol or drug education course, and
  • You had a functioning ignition interlock in your vehicle for 6 months, and
  • You did not attempt to drive with a .08 BAC two or more times, and
  • You did not have a damage or injury accident.
If you satisfy the above listed terms your ignition interlock could be removed after only six months of the one year requirement.

The ignition interlock device applies to all DUI offenders

On receipt of a report of conviction from a court, the department will require any motor vehicle that the convicted person operates to be equipped with a functioning certified ignition interlock device and the convicted person must meet the requirements prescribed in section 28-1461 as follows:
  • For twelve months if: (a)The person is convicted of a violation of section 28-1381 or section 28-1382, subsection A, paragraph 1 or section 28-1383, subsection A, paragraph 3, subdivision (a).
     
  • The installation of the Ignition Interlock Device (IID) begins from the date that your driving privilege is revoked or from the date you receive the report of conviction, whichever occurs later.
If you have been arrested for DUI contact Phoenix DUI lawyer Aaron Black or call 480-729-1683 for a free consultation. AVVO.com rates Aaron Black as one of the top rated criminal and DUI lawyers in Arizona. Aaron Black is also a Southwest SuperLawyer Rising Star in Criminal Defense:DUI for 2012. Rising Stars are the top 2.5% of lawyers under 40 years-old in Arizona and New Mexico.