DWI Install device
UPDATED: Oct 1, 2022
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DWI Install device
I have taken care of all things as far as getting my license back but now they
are telling me that in order to get my license I need to get this install device
in my car. Now, here is the issue, I have no car to get this installed in, am I forced to get a car and have a car payment to obtain my license?
Asked on February 19, 2018 under Criminal Law, North Carolina
SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 4 years ago | Contributor
Unfortunately, yes: if a condition of license renewal if the installation of an interlock, so you cannot drive without using an interlock device, you would have to acquire a car and install the device. The state is not required to restore your license if you don't comply. (And think about it if you could get around the interlock requirement by not owing a car, many people who have DUIs would then sell their cars and use cars titled to family members, or rented, etc.) A very inexpensive used "junker" is likely a good idea.
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