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Texas’ Ignition Interlock Device Laws

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If you are convicted of a DWI charge in court, Texas law may require you to equip an ignition interlock device in every vehicle you own. Doing so will severely restrict your freedoms and ability to do things such as borrow a car from a friend, rent a car, and more. All of this will come in addition to your license being suspended, requiring you to pay to have it reinstated with this ignition interlock restriction.

Because of the significant penalties for a DWI conviction, it is important to obtain legal counsel from a Fort Worth DWI lawyer as soon as possible. At Jerry Loftin & Associates, we pride ourselves on standing up for the best interests of our clients when they head into the courtroom. We acknowledge the impact a DWI conviction can have on your life, even beyond the impact to just your driving privileges, which is why we fight against your charges on your behalf using our aggressive and experienced style of courtroom litigation.

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When Are Ignition Interlock Devices Required?

Ignition interlock devices could be required for any DWI conviction in the state of Texas, depending on the nature of the offense. For first-time offenders, judges do not have to issue an order for an ignition interlock device to be installed, but may do so if the case is severe enough in their opinion.

You will be required to install an ignition interlock device in the following situations:

  • Second-time offenders
  • Aggravated-DWI offenders
  • Third or subsequent DWI offenders

For serious offenses or multiple convictions, you may be ordered to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicles for the rest of your life. This comes in addition to the other penalties of a DWI, including jail or prison sentences, large fines, community service, license suspension, court fees and more.

Don’t hesitate to contact Jerry Loftin & Associates today for DWI hearing representation assistance!

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