How can I fight a citation for not having interlock device on a motorcycle?

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How can I fight a citation for not having interlock device on a motorcycle?

I have a restricted licence due to DUI which requires to have interlock device on my car, which I do. But recently I was riding a motorcycle and was cited for not have interlock device on the motorcycle. CA law does not allow you to have that device on the motorcycle. Give me advice on how to proceed with this citation; I have a court appearance next month.

Asked on September 7, 2011 under Criminal Law, California

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Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

The way to contest the citiation for not having an interlock device upon the motorcycle you were driving is to go online and pull up California's law on interlock requirements concerning automobiles and print out the information showing that this state's laws does not have such a requirement for this device for motorcycles.

Be prepared to take this information to next month's court hearing concerning your most recent citation so you can provide this information to the judge hearing your case. Make sure that you make extra copies of the information that you have pulled during your research on the subject.

You might even want to work up a short brief on the subject with citations to present at the hearing next month.

Good luck.


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