Ignition Interlock Required For All DUI Convictions!

Pursuant to a recent change in Virginia law, for any conviction of a DUI  on or after July 1, 2012, the offender must have an ignition interlock installed in his or her vehicle as a condition to receiving a restricted license.  Prior to this change in the law, ignition interlock was only required when (1) the offender’s BAC was equal to or greater than .15 or (2) when the offender was convicted of a second or subsequent DUI offense within a 10 year period. Therefore, individuals convicted of a DUI, even if the BAC is very low, will face the expensive prospect of ignition interlock in order to drive to and from  work or other driving permitted by the restricted license.