Albuquerque, NM asked in DUI / DWI for New Mexico

Q: My daughter got a dui in my husbands car, she was ordered to get an interlock, my hubby is not giving her the car back

Can they make us get an interlock on it? She owns no other car, she was using ours

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Salim A. Khayoumi
Salim A. Khayoumi
  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Licensed in New Mexico

A: In order for her to drive, ANY vehicle she chooses to drive must be equipped with an ignition interlock device. In addition, she must register the device, the vehicle, obtain an ignition interlock drivers license; as well as, other very specific requirements before she can drive legally.

In a nutshell, it's not the vehicle that is punished; but rather, the individual; by requiring the driver to meet specific requirements before he/she can drive ANY vehicle (i.e. ignition interlock device, I.I. Drivers License, etc).

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