If you are charged with a DWI conviction in North Carolina, you can check the paperwork given to you by the court to see if you need an ignition interlock device installed. The North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV) is your first point of contact, then check with your DWI … [Read more...] about How Do I Know If I Need an Interlock Device?
If you’ve been ordered by the courts to install an ignition interlock, you have two choices. You can install the device and get back to living your life and enjoying your privilege to drive. OR, you can choose not to install the interlock because on top of all the other costs associated with a DWI, … [Read more...] about Why Take the Risk? An Ignition Interlock Will Cost You Less.
Short Answer: No. Having anyone else take the test and then have you start driving is considered circumventing the device. Most states have laws that include fines and jail for individuals assisting in the circumvention of an interlock. Additionally, interlocks randomly ask for additional tests … [Read more...] about Can Someone Else Drive Your Car When An Interlock Device is Installed?
If you find you are required to install an ignition interlock device (IID or sometimes referred to as a car breathalyzer) as part of your license recovery process in North Carolina, you’ll want to take some time to decide which interlock provider suits you best. Most people just rely on search … [Read more...] about How Do I Switch Ignition Interlock Providers?
You’re new to having an ignition interlock device (IID) and you have questions. One of the most common questions asked is ‘Will an interlock drain my battery?’ At Monitech, we take vehicle maintenance seriously and do what it takes to ensure you can drive legally and safely at all times. If … [Read more...] about 5 Things You Should Know About Ignition Interlocks and Car Batteries
Every September for the past 31 years, sponsors like SAMHSA, NADCP, NDCI, NCDC, and Justice for Vets support month-long events for National Recovery Month that increase awareness and understanding for substance use disorders and mental health issues. These … [Read more...] about Did You Know September is National Recovery Month?
In North Carolina, people are driving more and further each week, and unfortunately, continuing to drive under the influence, especially during the summer. Summer holidays bring with them spikes in the number of arrests. Also, COVID-19 has led to an even higher increase in alcohol consumption due to … [Read more...] about What happens after being arrested for a DWI/DUI?
After receiving a DWI offense in North Carolina, you will be required to install an ignition interlock device in order to get back on the road. When choosing which device is the right one, you’ll likely have many questions about how to choose. Although it’s something you will be required to do in … [Read more...] about Choosing the Right Ignition Interlock For You