i completed all the classes, community service, and assessments. but since i blew .17, IN NC, interlock device is required. however, i have a FLORIDA License, and I'm moving to go off to college in Ohio. I am confused. I still have to get the interlock device installed even if i don't live here in NC? or do i go off to college and go by THEIR laws? i have been driving illegally because i have no way of transportation and have serious medical issues such as half blind and serious back issues. Im very concerned and upset what to do?
Check with a FL attorney for sure, but it seems like you should keep your FL license, Drive on it in Ohio, stay out of NC. Eventually you will need to clear up NC because FL is not going to renew your license when it expires. But if they have not revoked or canceled or suspended it up to now, it's good in 49 states assuming it is up to date and if it is in fact valid.
Eventually, not complying will catch up with you; however, you may get away with for a while. If in Ohio you need to get a new license, you will be asked if you have had a license in another state. If you say NC or FL, Ohio will pull those DMV records. The DUI is most likely on your FL license as I am sure NC reported it to FL when it occurred. Bottom line, most state are participating with the ignition interlock device. Go to Ohio, find a place and get it put on your car to comply with NC and protect your license in FL and Ohio into the future.
John S. Riordan, Esq.
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NC DMV may want you to file forms to state you are not driving in NC to get the interlock period to run. Contact NC DMV.
You may wish to check out our previous AVVO.com answers / Legal Guides on the North Carolina IID Ignition Interlock Device. http://www.powmac.com/ignition-interlock-monitech-dmv-hearings.asp
Here are some points to consider:
1. Driving illegally is a HUGE risk. . .and a REALLY bad idea. If stopped it will make an already bad situation worse. It is an arrest-able offense and one that many prosecutors & judges watch with special concern (as well as Defense Lawyers).
2. Compliance MAY be possible in another state; but, that is a very complicated and fact specific area of law. You would be well-served speaking with an experienced DWI attorney.
3. North Carolina actively shares information as part of the InterState Compact. Other states may not understand the basis of a "hold," yet the IID and/or condition of restoration / judgment should be carefully handled.
4. It makes sense to have a Florida & NC DWI attorney talk with one another to explore options.
Don't mess around with this.
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