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West Virginia DUI Test & Lock Program

WV Interlock Program

The West Virginia DUI Test and Lock Program – officially called the Motor Vehicle Alcohol Test and Lock Program (ATLP) – requires the installation and monitoring of an ignition interlock device (IID). An ignition interlock will disable your vehicle and prevent it from being started if the system detects any alcohol in your bloodstream.

The interlock comes with a tube that you have to blow into every time you start your vehicle. The interlock will be ordered by a judge and is an optional alternative to license suspension in some cases.

If you have questions about the DUI Test and Lock Program, The Wagner Law Firm has answers. West Virginia DUI attorney Harley Wagner can help determine whether you may be eligible for the program and can explain the potential benefits of taking advantage of it.

Call (304) 461-6000 or complete this online contact form for a free consultation with The Wagner Law Firm. Herley serves clients in Berkeley, Jefferson, and Monongalia counties and throughout West Virginia.

Test & Lock Program Eligibility

The Test and Lock Program has different eligibility requirements based on the type of impaired driving charge issued by police. Harley Wagner can explain your options.

If the program is in your best interests and you qualify, you must fill out an application and submit it for consideration. Your application will be sent along with a mandatory $100 application fee. The Wagner Law Firm can help you file the proper paperwork on time.

If you have been charged with a non-aggravated first-offense DUI (BAC less than .15%), you can choose to have the ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle for 140 days instead of losing your license for six months.

If you have been charged with an aggravated first offense DUI (BAC equal to or greater than .15%), you can choose to either have the device installed in your vehicle for ten and one-half months or lose your driver’s license for one year.

Special Circumstances Will Increase Your Revocation Period or Interlock Requirement

If your DUI caused the death or serious injury of a passenger or another motorist, your driver’s license will be revoked for a much longer period, or the ignition interlock will stay on your vehicle a lot longer.

Harley Wagner can review the specific penalties with you during your free initial consultation. West Virginia’s DUI laws are complicated and hard to keep up with, even for criminal defense attorneys who dabble in DUI cases. Mr. Wagner has devoted his entire practice to impaired driving defense and he is a top-notch specialist in this field of law.

Please call The Wagner Law Firm at (304) 461-6000 day or night to learn everything you can about the West Virginia Test and Lock Program.

Case Results

With decades of legal experience and over 800 hours of DUI defense training, Harley Wagner knows how to fight DUI charges effectively. Read The Wagner Law Firm's recent case results to learn more about Harley's past successes.
  • DUI Felony 3rd Offense (Berkeley Springs, WV) Not Guilty
  • DUI Felony Fleeing / Attempted Murder by Vehicle (Romney, WV) Dismissed
  • .08 DUI Causing Death case (Clarksburg, WV) Dismissed
  • .14 Felony DUI Causing Death Case (Martinsburg, WV) Reduced to Misdemeanor
  • DUI 1st (Morgantown, WV) Dismissed
  • DUI 1st (Morgantown, WV) Dismissed
  • DUI 1st (Martinsburg, WV) Dismissed
  • DUI 1st (Morgantown, WV) Dismissed
  • DUID 1st (West Virginia) Dismissed
  • DUI 1st (St. Mary’s, WV) Dismissed

Why Trust Harley Wagner?

  • Over 21 Years of Experience
  • More Than 3,000 DUI Cases Handled
  • Performed 800 Hours of DUI Defense Training
  • Award Winning Representation
  • Faculty Member at DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Author of West Virginia's Preeminent DUI Book: West Virginia DUI Defense: The Law and Practice
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