How can I acquire my restricted license back if car is impounded? 46 Answers as of July 01, 2013

How can I acquire my restricted license back if car is impounded? They are asking me to install an interlock ignition but my car is impounded.

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Law Office of Thomas A. Medford, Jr., PC
Law Office of Thomas A. Medford, Jr., PC | Thomas A. Medford, Jr.
I would urge you to secure the services of an attorney skilled in DUI cases and follow his or her advice and counsel on this matter.
Answer Applies to: District of Columbia
Replied: 8/16/2012
Edward  D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law
Edward D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law | Edward D. Dowling IV
You should hire an attorney to see about getting the car out of impound and installing the interlocking device.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 6/21/2012
Thomas J. Tomko Attorney At law
Thomas J. Tomko Attorney At law | Thomas J. Tomko
Ordinarily, in Michigan, the requirement of an ignition iterlock comes after a conviction and sentencing. The impounding of your car takes place just after arrest. If you are only now getting your car out of impound after being sentenced, then you would have to pay the towing and storage fees, any forfeiture fees, and any fee associated with installing the ignition interlock to get your car and drive it. If this ignition interlock is a condition of bond, then the answer is the same, however, you may face additional license sanctions later. You should be addressing these questions to the attorney representing you. If you do not have one yet, my advice is to get one immediately.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 6/5/2012
Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
Is the car impunded in the same matter? If so you have to talk to the judge about getting the car released from impound.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 6/2/2012
Law Office of Richard Williams
Law Office of Richard Williams | Richard Williams
You car should be released if you take another licensed driver with you to secure your car. You can not drive the car from the impound yard, but the other driver should be allowed to do so.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Replied: 6/1/2012
    Myles Hahn III Attorney at Law | Myles Hahn III
    You first must try to get your vehicle back. Find out what is requested for your car to be released. If you do not have a valid license, then have a trustworthy acquaintance with a valid drivers license drive it home for you.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 6/1/2012
    Alvin Lundgren | Alvin Lundgren
    You need to resolve the reasons for the impoundment, and deal with the Licensing Division.
    Answer Applies to: Utah
    Replied: 6/1/2012
    Timothy J. Thill P.C.
    Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
    Pay the fee/penalty for the impoundment, provide proof of insurance and titel to the vehicle, and you should be able to get your car back. Obviously, if you do not have the money to retrieve your vehicle, you are out of luck until you acquire another vehicle where the BAAID machine can be hooked up.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 6/1/2012
    Law Office of Phillip Weiser
    Law Office of Phillip Weiser | Phillip L. Weiser
    The only answer I have is that you must comply with the time requirements of the interlock in order to ever obtain your full license rights back.
    Answer Applies to: Kansas
    Replied: 5/31/2012
    Law Office of Ronald G. Draper | Ronald G. Draper
    I am not certain of the circumstances as to how your car was impounded. At some point a court can decide upon releasing the car, or pay the impoundment fee.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 5/31/2012
    Clos, Russell & Wirth, P.C. | Gary A. Russell
    The order granting you a restricted license dictates what your requirements are. However, generally speaking, the granting of a restricted license is conditioned upon first installing the breath ignition interlock onto a motor vehicle. Unless or until the person has the interlock device installed and takes proof of installation to the Secretary of State, that person will not be issued a restricted license. There is usually no requirement that the interlock device be installed on any particular vehicle. Of course, the restricted driver is not permitted to operate any vehicle without an interlock device installed.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 5/31/2012
    The Short Law Group, P.C.
    The Short Law Group, P.C. | Shawn Kollie
    Under Oregon law, an Ignition Interlock Device is required on any vehicle you drive after a DUI Conviction, or while you are in the Diversion Program. This requirement should not be linked with impound, but would be a requirement before you can drive that vehicle. Contact a DUI Lawyer with the facts of your situation.
    Answer Applies to: Oregon
    Replied: 5/31/2012
    Glass Defense Firm
    Glass Defense Firm | Jason M. Glass
    In order to have an interlock system, you must have a vehicle to put it in.
    Answer Applies to: West Virginia
    Replied: 5/31/2012
    Law office of Robert D. Scott | Robert Scott
    MVA can inform you of what steps to take to get your restricted license back.
    Answer Applies to: Maryland
    Replied: 5/31/2012
    Law Office of Gregory Crain | Gregory Crain
    Get your car out of impound. Install interlock device.
    Answer Applies to: Arkansas
    Replied: 5/30/2012
    Law Office of Michael R. Garber
    Law Office of Michael R. Garber | Michael R. Garber
    Get it out of impound. I'm sure you have to pay to do that.
    Answer Applies to: Louisiana
    Replied: 5/30/2012
    Conway Law Pllc.
    Conway Law Pllc. | B. L. Conway
    These things are not related son. If you can't get your car out why do you need a license.
    Answer Applies to: Virginia
    Replied: 5/30/2012
    Palumbo and Kosofsky
    Palumbo and Kosofsky | Michael Palumbo
    Contact your attorney. Or turn your plates in. Or contact probation.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 5/30/2012
    Leonard A. Kaanta, P.C. | Leonard A. Kaanta
    The interlock system is for the car you drive. You need to obtain another car or get rid of the impoundment.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 5/30/2012
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
    Get your car out of impound first. It costs additional storage fees per day. Once the car is out have someone take it to the interlock place so the interlock can be installed and then get the required permit.
    Answer Applies to: Nebraska
    Replied: 5/30/2012
    Larry K. Dunn & Associates | Larry K. Dunn
    Obviously you cannot install an interlock on your vehicle unless you have gotten the vehicle out of impound. Likewise you do not need a license unless you have a vehicle to drive. The first step is to have your attorney attempt to have the vehicle released from impound.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 5/30/2012
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
    You need to have IID installed on another car then. For certain counties, if you are convicted of a DUI, you can't get a restricted license unless you have IID installed on at least one vehicle.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/30/2012
    Dennis Roberts, a P.C.
    Dennis Roberts, a P.C. | Dennis Roberts
    If that is the only car you own you do not need to do it until you bail the car out.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/30/2012
    Law Offices of John Carney
    Law Offices of John Carney | John Carney
    You should retain a good criminal attorney to handle the matter. You have not given me any of the details of the case, but if you were asked to install an interlock device you will have to spend $750 and have it in the car for 6 months.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 5/30/2012
    Law Office of Jared C. Winter
    Law Office of Jared C. Winter | Jared C. Winter
    Either get your car out of impound and install the interlock device or contact the DMV and tell them that you're not going to retrieve your car.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/30/2012
    The Law Offices of Jaime Cowan
    The Law Offices of Jaime Cowan | Jaime Cowan
    Get the car out of impound or buy a new car.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 5/30/2012
    Law Office of Jared Altman
    Law Office of Jared Altman | Jared Altman
    It probably depends on why it's impounded and whether you can get it back.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 5/30/2012
    Darrell B. Reynolds, P.C. | Darrell B. Reynolds
    You have to get your car out of impound.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 5/30/2012
    Cynthia Henley, Lawyer
    Cynthia Henley, Lawyer | Cynthia Henley
    You don't need a license if you don't have a car. You can't drive any car without the guardian interlock on it if you are being restricted thus the only answer is get your car out of impound or forgo the license.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 5/30/2012
    Law Office of Christopher G Humphrey PC | Christopher G Humphrey
    Pay the impound fees to get your car out of impound, if the car is held as evidence, and you have a bond condition that requires the interlock system on that vehicle, contact the court and ask to modify your bond conditions based on impossibility of compliance.
    Answer Applies to: Wyoming
    Replied: 5/30/2012
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
    If you don't have a car, you cant have an ignition interlock device installed. When you get your vehicle back, then you will have to get one installed. There are exceptions to the interlock.... like if you are driving a company car, or it is the only vehicle that your family has. You should consult with an attorney regarding this issue as he/she can review the facts specific to your case. You have provided me with nothing so that I can more effectively answer your question.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 5/30/2012
    Nelson & Lawless
    Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
    The license reinstatement has nothing to do with the car. You can abandon the car, or retrieve it from impound, your choice. The sooner you retrieve it, the less storage charges you have to pay. You will simply take a licensed driver with you to the yard to drive it home. The IID requirement means that you must have one installed on any car you drive. You don't have to drive, and can't until you get your license reinstated by complying with all the court and DMV rules and orders.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/30/2012
    William L. Welch, III Attorney | William L. Welch, III
    Either authorize someone else to retrieve your car, or get the interlock company to go to the impound yard with you.
    Answer Applies to: Maryland
    Replied: 5/30/2012
    Mark Thiessen, Attorney at Law
    Mark Thiessen, Attorney at Law | Mark Thiessen
    You can sign an affidavit of non-driving if you don't have a car. And you can only get an RDL if your license is suspended. To get an RDL , hire an attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 5/30/2012
    Robert Valles and Associates P.C.
    Robert Valles and Associates P.C. | Robert Valles Jr.
    Call dps to reinstate it.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 7/1/2013
    Todd Landgren, Professional Law Corp.
    Todd Landgren, Professional Law Corp. | Todd Landgren
    Simple, pay the money, get car out after proper waiting period (usually 39 days) install interlock, pay DMV, get license.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/30/2012
    Salladay Law Office | Lance Salladay
    You have to deal separately with the impound yard, usually a towing company that had to tow the car after you were arrested, and there is a charge for the tow and storage. Getting your license really doesn't require getting your car out of the impound- you can get the license by making application to the Dept of Transportation.
    Answer Applies to: Idaho
    Replied: 5/30/2012
    Anderson & Carnahan
    Anderson & Carnahan | Stephen Anderson
    Depending on the county a car may be impounded if no proof of insurance, no registration, or hit and run, why can't you get your car out of impound? You should consult with a knowledgeable attorney in your county.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 5/30/2012
    R. Jason de Groot, P.A
    R. Jason de Groot, P.A | R. Jason de Groot
    The car being impounded does not have anything to do with you acquiring your restricted license back. The impoundment is probably for 10 days. After that the interlock system can be installed if you have enough money.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 5/30/2012
    Miller & Harrison, LLC
    Miller & Harrison, LLC | David Harrison
    You will have to pay to get your car out of impound or fight the effort to seize your car if they are doing that. That said it is possible to ask about a 'non-owner' driving permit, but any car you drove would have to have the Interlock device installed in it. Otherwise you just have to wait out the revocation period.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 5/30/2012
    Benjamin D Gordon, Attorney at Law
    Benjamin D Gordon, Attorney at Law | Benjamin D Gordon
    You either need to pay the fees to get your car out of impound, or you need to file an affidavit swearing that you do not have a vehicle in your possession and that you understand the requirement to install an ignition interlock device before driving any vehicle.
    Answer Applies to: Utah
    Replied: 5/30/2012
    San Diego DUI Law Center
    San Diego DUI Law Center | Rick Mueller
    Get your California DUI attorney involved to explore whether an IID was already ordered or not, compliance therewith, request for physical possession of personal effects, contacting DMV if necessary, etc. etc. etc.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/30/2012
    H. Scott Basham, Attorney at Law, P.C. | H. Scott Basham
    Contact the police agency or impound lot and explain your license is still in the vehicle.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 5/30/2012
    Lawrence Lewis
    Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
    You must get your vehicle out of impound, or purchase a new vehicle.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 5/30/2012
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