Los Angeles County DUI First Offenders – Ignition Interlock Device Requirement

Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

Yes, it’s true.  If you were arrested for a first DUI in Los Angeles County after July 1, 2010 and you subsequently convicted of DUI, the Califorina DMV will send you a letter telling you that you are required to install an ignition interlock device (IID) on your car.  You will be required to drive with the IID for a period of 5 months after installation.   This rquirement is mandated by the DMV not the court.  If you are convicted of a DUI, the court will notify the DMV of the requirement shortly after your court date.  So what happens if you decide to drive without getting the IID installed?

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