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I was ordered to have ignition interlock for 2 years, my contract is up next month can I fight the state and get it removed?

Olathe, KS |

The state is saying I dont get my license back until Sept 2013, but I have done EVERYTHING they have asked and need to know if i have a case to get this off my vehicle! I am wanting to sale my vehicle too!

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You should do a search on AVVO attorney search bar, these are technical issues which need to be given serious legal consideration.

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Unfortunately Kansas takes the position that you do not have the "right" to have a driver's license, it's a privilege and as such they can pretty well control how and under what circumstances it will be returned prior to the two year period. Dealing with the DMV is a nightmare and selling your vehicle, cancelling the interlock contract, etc. will not help. In order to get a variance from the DL rules, you'll definately need to take it up a notch with the DMV.


In general the answer is no. However , if you are selling the car that presents a different issue. The state certainly cant make you keep the vehicle. Address this issue with MVA.

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