Sunday, September 9, 2012

Santa Monica DUI Lawyer Discusses IID Issues

Under the current state of the law, anyone convicted of a DUI will be required to install an ignition interlock device on all vehicles registered to the address in which they reside.  Yes, that is correct, they must install an IID on all motor vehicles that share the same address that appear on their DMV report.  What this means is that if you live at an apartment that is also rented by others who have vehicles that they have ;linked to that same address and you claim that you do not have a car, you must install an IID in those cars if you wish to maintain a California drivers license.  Does this seem fair?  According to one Santa Monica DUI Attorney it is not and the law should be changed to reflect the current social living arrangements that most people in Los Angeles County must endure.

Indeed, the purpose behind the law is crystal clear, we want those who have shown they cannot drive responsibly to have to install an ignition interlock to be able to prove they can drive without being drunk.  But is it possible that the law goes too far?  Many believe it does and seek to amend the statute.  Will the citizens of California agree, that remains to be seen.  In the mean time the Courts will uphold the will of the state and require the IID in all vehicles.  This will make some persons illegal and the Santa Monica Criminal Lawyer will continue to argue that change must come too afford some semblance of justice.  Meanwhile back at the California Department of Motor Vehicles, the administration will continue to press on and mandate the device.  Time will tell whether the legislature will succumb to the will of those facing the obligatory installation.  Stay tuned.