Question: Do you have to get an interlock if you are convicted of drunk driving in Van Nuys, CA?

Answer: Effective July 1, 2010, anyone convicted of a DUI by VC 23152 or VC 23153 in one of the following counties; Counties of Alameda, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Tulare, is mandated by the DMV to Install an IID device on each car they own for a time frame which varies depending on whether this is a 1st offense DUI, 2nd Offense DUI, 3rd Offense DUI, etc. During the IID restriction period, the person affected by this pilot program can NOT legally drive a car unless that car is fitted with a certified IID device. There is more info about IID’s by this statute on . If you are outside of those counties, the Judge can still order an Interlock Device as well, but that does not happen in every DUI case.

Since your DUI conviction was in Van Nuys, CA, it is a DUI conviction in Los Angeles and thus subject to the IID requirement.

Phil Hache,

Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney
Handling DUI and Criminal matters throughout Courts in Southern California including Van Nuys, CA, San Fernando, CA, Burbank, CA Glendale, CA Pasadena, CA Metropolitan Court, Bellflower, CA, Alhambra, CA, Malibu, CA, Compton, CA, Santa Clarita, CA, Airport Court, Chatsworth, CA Inglewood, CA, Los Angeles, CA and other Courts.