DWI Defense Attorney
Alcohol Ignition Interlock Violations
Have you received a letter from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles informing you to surrender your Driver’s License? The letter you received means that the DMV has been notified by your service provider that there has been a violation. Plain and simple, you are now facing losing your driving privilege. Do not hesitate to call us today for a free and confidential consultation to discuss how the experienced DWI defense attorneys at Litrenta Law in Charlotte, NC can help keep you driving. We can request your information from your service provider and determine when the alleged violation occurred. Often times alcohol ignition interlock violations are not reported immediately to the DMV.
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The purpose of the Administrative Hearing is to allow for the Department to make a determination as to whether your readings are accurate and whether your license should be revoked pursuant to N.C.G.S. §20-17.8 (insert hyperlink).
No good will come from ignoring this problem. If you do nothing, you will undoubtedly lose your driving privilege for a year or more. The interlock device was designed with safety in mind.
The interlock device is supposed to stop a vehicle from starting if its programming detects alcohol. That said, the interlock device is not infallible. To the contrary, there are many substances that may effect a reading, like mouthwash, sugar free gums/candies, cigarette smoke, breath mints, some foods, and even toothpaste. As you were instructed after having the device installed, there are many interferents that can cause a “false positive.” Keep in mind, one of the major points of having an interlock device installed in your car is to have a bottle of water with you in order to rinse and clean your mouth before providing a breath sample.
The Ignition Interlock Violations defense attorneys at Litrenta Law in Charlotte, NC have seen these situations. We know the nature of the DMV Hearing Officers questioning and we know what the Hearing Officer is looking for. Call us today at (704) 800-4220 so that we can discuss how we can keep your driving privilege. You may also fill out the online form provided on this page and we will contact you shortly.