Ignition Interlock Devices and The Continuing Headache of Getting Your Drivers' License Reinstated

If you have gone through the rigorous Secretary of State driver’s license restoration process, you are likely familiar with the interlock ignition device that can be placed in drivers’ vehicles to monitor sobriety. If you are familiar with these pesky devices, then you probably know that they can be a major hassle to drivers hoping to get their license fully restored.

Michigan drivers dealing with the ignition interlock device can run into serious issues when their device records a violation. A violation can lead to the Secretary of State “reinstating” the original charges and revoking the driver’s license again. Some of the most common “violations” occur through startup failures, electrical issues with the vehicle, certain foods being consumed, and false positives. All of these instances can lead to the Secretary of State revoking your license.

It is important that you deal with ignition interlock “violations” as soon as they occur. Per the Secretary of State’s rules, you have 14 days to challenge a violation once it is issued or it will become effective and you lose your license again. Even if the violation was through no fault of your own, the state will continue with violation proceedings. You do not want to challenge these violations alone; a successful violation appeal is both complex and tedious.

The attorneys at White Law PLLC have experience in helping our clients deal with their ignition interlock violations. If you have received a violation and are worried about what might happen next, reach out to our office. Our attorneys will assess the violation, represent you before the Secretary of State at the violation hearing, and help to get you back on the road.

If you have received an ignition interlock violation through no fault of your own, schedule a free consultation with our experienced Okemos attorneys at White Law PLLC today.