How do I find out when I can remove the interlock device from my auto

Asked over 1 year ago - Chelsea, MA

When I got my license reinstated I was told this device had to be installed in my auto.

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  1. Thomas J Callahan

    Contributor Level 18


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    Answered . It should be in the court order that was part of your sentence or plea, or ask your probation officer.

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  2. Michael Howard Erlich


    Contributor Level 12


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    Answered . The court doesnt have anything to do with the interlock device. The RMV is where I would start. Contact a hearings officer at your local branch and they will tell you the procedure.

    Attorney Michael H. Erlich Eden, Rafferty, Tetreau & Erlich 238 Shrewsbury Street Worcester, MA 01604... more
  3. Joseph John Higgins III


    Contributor Level 7


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    Answered . You will be required to have the Ignition Interlock for the duration of any hardship license, plus two years on and after on a regular license pursuant to Chapter 90, Section 24 1/2.

    Best of Luck.

    Joe Higgins

    306 Washington Street
    Norwell, MA 02061
    (508) 930 4273

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  4. Jasen Bodie Nielsen


    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . It depends on why the requirement was imposed. If it was by DMV, call them to inquire. If it was the court, review your terms of probation. If both, then whichever is longer. Best of luck.

    Jasen Nielsen

  5. Ethan Patrick Meaney


    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . Contact the licensing agency for the exact time requirements. They will know better. Good luck.

  6. David C. Newton

    Contributor Level 14


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    Answered . If you have gotten a hardship license after a subsequent DUI then the ignition interlock is required for at least the period of the hardship license. Contact the RMV for further clarification.

    This is not intended as legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship.
  7. Adam C. Russell


    Contributor Level 5


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    Answered . Proper removal of the ignition interlock device depends upon who ordered you to have it installed. If the ignition interlock was ordered by the criminal court as part of your sentencing, then you should obtain a copy of the docket sheet in your criminal case from the clerk's office and bring that to your lawyer. If the ignition interlock device was placed in your motor vehicle for a hardship license, then it may be properly removed by your interlock provider upon completion of your original period of suspension plus 2 years.

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