Defending NJ 39:4-50.19. Violation of interlock device law.
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NJ Statute: 39:4-50.19. Violation of law; penalties.
a. A person who fails to install an interlock device ordered by the court in a motor vehicle owned, leased or regularly operated by him shall have his driver’s license suspended for one year, in addition to any other suspension or revocation imposed under R.S.39:4-50, unless the court determines a valid reason exists for the failure to comply. A person in whose vehicle an interlock device is installed pursuant to a court order who drives that vehicle after it has been started by any means other than his own blowing into the device or who drives a vehicle that is not equipped with such a device shall have his driver’s license suspended for one year, in addition to any other penalty applicable by law.
b.A person is a disorderly person who:
(1)blows into an interlock device or otherwise starts a motor vehicle equipped with such a device for the purpose of providing an operable motor vehicle to a person who has been ordered by the court to install the device in the vehicle;
(2)tampers or in any way circumvents the operation of an interlock device; or
(3)knowingly rents, leases or lends a motor vehicle not equipped with an interlock device to a person who has been ordered by the court to install an interlock device in a vehicle he owns, leases or regularly operates.
c.The provisions of subsection b. of this section shall not apply if a motor vehicle required to be equipped with an ignition interlock device is started by a person for the purpose of safety or mechanical repair of the device or the vehicle, provided the person subject to the court order does not operate the vehicle.
L.1999, c.417, s.4; amended 2009, c.201, s.3.
AKA: NJ Criminal Charge 39:4-50.19, Violation 39:4-50.19, Offense 39:4-50.19
Disclaimer: A copy of this statute has been provided for your information. This wording was current from the NJ website lis.njleg.state.nj.us as of August 2012.