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
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.