Best Henrico County VA Ignition Interlock Violation Lawyer • 1500+ Reviews

Henrico County VA Ignition Interlock Defense AttorneyAn ignition interlock device is a breathalyzer for an individual’s motor vehicle. The sober driver of the vehicle installed with ignition interlock must blow into the device’s mouthpiece before starting the vehicle. The vehicle will not start if alcohol is detected. Further breath samples are required to continue operating the vehicle. Henrico County DUI convictions will likely require the installation of an ignition interlock device. Do not attempt to drink and drive with ignition interlock or tamper with an ignition interlock device. Violations are serious and can trigger incarceration if convicted. Contact a top rated Henrico County VA ignition interlock attorney for help with your case.

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Best Law Firm 2024 Riley Wells Attorneys at Law - Traffic Ticket, Reckless Driving, Speeding, and Virginia Criminal Defense Lawyer Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is a premier local Henrico County law firm with over 60 years of combined legal experience defending criminal law & traffic violation cases. Our lawyers represent clients who have been accused of ignition interlock violations. We are recognized as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report. The more common types of ignition interlock allegations involve samples with an alleged BAC of 0.02% or higher, rolling retests, having another person start your vehicle, tampering, and failure to timely install. Henrico County ordered ignition interlock devices are monitored by John Tyler VASAP. Our firm has been positively reviewed more times than any other law firm that represents clients charged with ignition interlock violations in the Henrico VA Courts.

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VASAP Ignition Interlock Agreement

Henrico County VA VASAP Ignition Interlock LawyerThe Courts and the Department of Motor Vehicles have the authority to order the installation of an ignition interlock device in order to operate a motor vehicle. VASAP is responsible for oversight of Virginia’s Ignition Interlock Program. There are currently three state-approved vendors in the Commonwealth to include Drager, LifeSafer, and Smart Start. VASAP works to ensure that interlock vendors and participants abide by the Virginia Code and state ignition interlock regulations. VASAP clients must sign an ignition interlock agreement before the device can be installed on a motor vehicle. The agreement explains all of the necessary requirements according to Virginia law and the penalties for failure to comply.

John Tyler VASAP Sends Non-Compliance Letter to Henrico Courts

John Tyler VASAP will send non-compliance letters to the Henrico Courts for ignition interlock violationsThe Henrico Courts must order ignition interlock in order for the device to be installed in a vehicle. John Tyler ASAP will coordinate the installation with the interlock shop. They will also monitor and supervise. John Tyler VASAP supervisors will send a non-compliance letter to the Court regarding your ignition interlock issue if they believe you are in violation. This non-compliance letter is converted into a criminal allegation by the Henrico Courts that you are somehow in violation of either an ignition interlock criminal law or a previous suspended sentence from the prior DUI conviction. In either case, these VASAP interlock allegations are taken very seriously by the Henrico Courts. Let us review your case. We can help!

VASAP Ignition Interlock Penalties – Henrico VA Criminal Defense Attorney

Henrico County VA Ignition Interlock Violation LawyerIgnition interlock violation penalties can be severe based on the type of interlock violation. An interlock violation can violate various criminal laws, VASAP probation, and the suspended sentence of the underlying prior DUI / DWI conviction. Penalties include incarceration, further loss of driving privileges, loss of restricted driving privileges, more ignition interlock monitoring, more supervision, and various fees. Bottom line, a Henrico County ignition interlock case requires a skilled Henrico County VA ignition interlock violation attorney who has the necessary experience and ability to present your best defense. The issuance of a VASAP ignition interlock violation report does not automatically mean the Court, ASAP or the DMV will impose harsh penalties. Let us review your case.

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5/15/2021 | Updated 12/12/2023