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Utah Criminal Defense Lawyer - Ignition Interlock Device

Failing to install an ignition interlock device on a vehicle you drive, whether owned by you or another person, can result in criminal charges. If you are facing criminal prosecution for an ignition interlock device, it is important to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. Based in Salt Lake City, criminal attorney Stephen Howard provides legal services to clients throughout Utah. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation.

Elements of an Ignition Interlock Device Violation in Utah

There are a variety of circumstances under which you may be required to install an ignition interlock device in a vehicle that you drive. These include conviction for DUI, refusing to submit to a test for alcohol on suspicion of DUI, or any other circumstance in which a court or the Board of Pardons and Parole has ordered you to install an ignition interlock device.

If you are considered an "interlock restricted driver" and are caught operating or in actual physical control of a vehicle without an ignition interlock device, you may face criminal prosecution in a Utah justice court or district court.

Penalties for a Utah Ignition Interlock Device Conviction

If you are charged with violating Utah's ignition interlock laws, you may face a misdemeanor conviction with up to 180 days in jail plus a fine and surcharge of up to $1,900. A conviction for a violation of the Utah ignition interlock statute (Utah Code Ann. 41-6a-518.2) can also result in an additional three-year ignition interlock requirement.

Finding a Utah Criminal Defense Attorney in Salt Lake City

If you are facing prosecution for an ignition interlock violation or other criminal charges in Utah, you deserve to have an experienced criminal attorney on your side. Based in Salt Lake City, criminal defense lawyer Stephen Howard is well-qualified to help you achieve the results you need. He has a track record of achieving real results for his clients.

Contact us now to schedule an initial consultation with an experienced Utah criminal defense attorney.


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Serving Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Utah, Cache, Tooele, Summit, Box Elder, and Wasatch Counties, and all of Utah.

Attorney Stephen Howard practices as part of the Canyons Law Group, LLC and Stephen W. Howard, PC.

Offices in Salt Lake and Davis Counties
560 South 300 East, Suite 200, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
952 S. Main St., Suite A, Layton, UT 84041

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In Salt Lake City, call 801-449-1409.
In Davis County, call 801-923-4345.

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