How do I know if I need an interlock device?
The main way to know if you need an ignition interlock device is to read the paperwork that you received after your DUI/DWI conviction, or anything the Department of Motor Vehicles or Department of Transportation (DMV/DOT) sent you. You can also check with your DUI lawyer.
If you are charged with a DUI/DWI conviction, you can check your paperwork given by the court to see if you need an ignition interlock device installed. The Department of Motor Vehicles or Department of Transportation (DMV/DOT) in your state is your first point of contact, then check with your DUI lawyer to connect with LifeSafer Ignition Interlock, the best ignition interlock device on the market.
First Time DUI/DWI
If this is your first DUI/DWI conviction, you may not be required to get an ignition interlock device. Depending on the circumstances of your case and what state you live in, an ignition interlock device may not need to be installed. Some states require all offenders, even first time offenders, to have an ignition interlock device installed in order to receive their full driving privileges.
Other states do not require IIDs for first-time offenders with a BAC under .10 but do require it for a higher BAC. Or they may require you to get an ignition interlock installed if someone was injured as a result of your drunk driving, or if you had a child in the car with you at the time of your arrest.
Check your state requirements to learn more.
When will my license be suspended? Before court?
Again, all states are a little different. Some take immediate action after your arrest; even before you go to court. This action most often leads to what is known as administrative licensing suspension. This can impact your ability to drive prior to your court date. The reality is this in-between period could take a while, especially now when courts are just beginning to reopen.
So you do qualify for an Ignition Interlock Program — now what?
Easy. Just call LifeSafer at 800-634-3077. One of our Customer Care Experts will be able to tell you the specific requirements for the state of your arrest and set up an installation appointment at one of our Authorized Service Locations. At LifeSafer, our primary goal is to help you successfully complete your interlock program safely and quickly.