Do I need to get an ignition interlock device in my car if my conviction was reduced to a wet wreckless? If so, can I install it myself?
It depends. If it was your first conviction, probably not unless the judge or DMV ordered that you get one (look at your court and DMV documents). Generally, unless your blood alcohol was extraordinarily high, a judge won't order an IID for a first DUI. You got a wet reckless, which likely means you had a low blood alcohol, so it should not have been ordered unless there were some other unusual circumstances.
If the wet reckless is your second or third alcohol related driving offense, it is more likely that you will be ordered to install an IID, but again, unless you've been ordered to install one, you don't need to.
If you were ordered to install an IID, you have to get it professionally installed by one of the private companies that install them. It does cost money and you have to get them serviced regularly every 30-60 days, which costs more money. There's no way around it. If you try to mess with it, it will register that it is being "tampered" with and it could result in a violation of your probation.
You will probably not have to get an ignition interlock device based on the facts you have presented. Normally a wet reckless avoids the device, and even a first time DUI conviction will not require it. However, as mentioned above, the court can order it, and if it does, you will have to have it professionally installed an monitored.
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