Our Miami-Dade DUI attorneys have learned that the Florida high court is examining a case in which the Department of Motor Vehicles refused to reinstate the driver’s licenses of two Florida motorists who were convicted of driving under the influence in 2002.
The drivers had refused to have ignition interlock devices installed in their cars. The devices prevent drivers from driving drunk, because they must pass a breathalyzer test before the car will start.
However, the attorney defending the case says it’s not a legitimate argument, because the drivers failed to appeal the DMV’s order. The Florida legislature gave the DMV the right to refuse reinstatement of licenses for DUI offenders who refuse ignition interlock devices, so it’s unlikely that the outcome will impact other DUI cases.
Source: Florida high court may decide if DMV overstepped authority, WPTV.com, October 7, 2010
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