The interlock must be continued for half your term of probation. If your probation was 12 months, you are nearly there. The first step is to discuss the matter with your probation officer, because most are acquainted with the situation and the court's policy regarding removal of an interlock. Sad news, judges have the right to keep it on you for the full term of probation, but most will remove it around the half way point. Since you had a violation, the judge might continue it longer, but since it is old, not recent, it might not bother the judge at all. The court might have a form request for interlock removal, so the 2d step is to talk with the court coordinator or clerk to ask if such a form exists, which it probably does in Tarrant County. You probably don't need an attorney to present this motion to the judge, but if you aren't having any luck with probation office or clerk, it would be useful to employ an attorney to review the situation with you and advise you how to proceed.
The terms of your probation are completely in the hands of your judge. If you want to seek modification of those terms, you need to conact a DWI lawyer that works regularly in your court so they can tell your what the judge's position is on modifying the terms of the probation.
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