DWI Probation - early interlock removal

Asked over 4 years ago - Fort Worth, TX

What are the chances of getting the interlock removed halfway through your probation period? I'm on probation for 1st DWI, have completed all classes and current on all fines/fees. Judge stated that a interlock review can be done after 6 months (half of probation). Thoughts on my chances? Do I need to do it through a lawyer or my probation officer?

Attorney answers (3)

  1. Cynthia Russell Henley

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . If you have not had any interlock violations, then there is a good chance the judge will do as s/he said. Ask your probation officer for their opinion, and whether they can make the request. If the probation officer says no, then hire a lawyer for the simple task of approaching the judge and asking for the removal. A lawyer should not charge much for this service.

  2. Mekisha Jane Walker


    Contributor Level 15

    Answered . Depends on the Judge. Ask you P.O. and see what they say. If there is a possiblity of getting it done without an attorney, the P.O. will tell you that if they like you. Otherwise, call your attorney to see if the conditions of your probation can be modified to remove the interlock. Good Luck.

  3. James Morris Balagia


    Contributor Level 14

    Answered . I always recommend hiring an attorney to handle Interlock removal Motions. I have heard of too many clients getting the run around trying to handle legal matters on their own. Of course, if your probation officer supports the removal then you may be able to handle it with their help alone. Go to dwidude.com to look at information on ignition interlock devices.

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