20th Apr 2015
An ignition interlock system is a requirement, pursuant to the Florida DUI Statute, for any driver that has been convicted of a DUI in the State of Florida. It is also a condition of some DUI diversion programs.
The device is a mechanism to insure that the driver is alcohol free before the car can operable. It is usually a condition of probation and a pre-requisite before a person is entitled to a termination of their probation. There are minor costs affiliated with such a device which must be taken care of by the defendant.
This condition may be waived if the defendant does not own, possess or have access to a car. Most courts either make the person sign an affidavit or go under oath in court to attest that they no longer have or have access to a car.