Realizing that you cannot drive because of your DWI charge can cause frustration to say the least. Depending on the seriousness of your offense, a license suspension could last for several months in Texas and up to a year in some cases.
With the implementation of resources such as an ignition interlock device, you may have your driving privileges back sooner.
Acquiring a device
Specific steps precede your ability to get an ignition interlock device. Understanding the specifics of your situation can help you determine your eligibility to request one for your vehicle. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, you must pay any required reinstatement fees and have an active, valid driver’s license. You must also pay a fee to obtain a restricted interlock license. Once you receive your license and have the complete installation of an interlock device, you are ready to drive again.
Enjoying the drive
Your new license provides you with the flexibility of having your own transportation. You can save costs associated with paying for public transportation. Having to rely on family or friends for rides is no longer a concern. The ability to get yourself to where you need to go can provide crucial support for your job and other important commitments in your life.
With an ignition interlock device, you can have added confidence that you will not get another DWI. Commit to creating and abiding by better habits. With consistently positive results from its implementation, you could consider appealing the court’s decision. Over time and with perseverance, you can put your past behind you and regain full and unmonitored driving privileges.