Redmond, WA asked in DUI / DWI for Washington

Q: Is there statute of limitations on having an interlock device?

I was convicted of 2 DUI's in 2011 and had my license suspended consecutive years. I did get the interlock device put in prior to my court dates. Both DUI charges were reduced to negligent and reckless. Since I couldn’t drive the interlock device was removed from my vehicle by the interlock company they were the only ones next to the court that had the authority to do so. I was eligible to get my license back in 2015 when I got my license reinstated I asked the DOL clerk if there was anything that would prevent me from getting me license, the clerk said all fines were paid you are clear to get re instated. 2016 I get my motorcycle endorsement and I ask the clerk the same question is there anything pending the clerk says clear mid 2016 DOL audit Interlock reporting sees that I did not complete the min 4 months requirement and suspends my license the DOL says they sent a letter I never received. 2017

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Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson
  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Port Orchard, WA
  • Licensed in Washington

A: That sounds right, the four month requirement would apply to someone in that situation. It's too bad you got wrong information from them in 2015, but based on what you have said I would expect you to have the four month requirement. I can't say for sure without looking at your history and your drivers' abstract.

As for the requirement ever running out or expiring, no it won't. It will never come off your license until it's completed.

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