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Information on Alabama’s DUI and Ignition Interlock Laws

Alabama ignition interlock laws require that any driver convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .15% or higher must install an ignition interlock device on every vehicle they own or which is registered to them.

When you are arrested for a DUI in Alabama your license can be suspended in two different ways. The  suspensions are separate, and must both be dealt with if you are to regain your driving privileges:

Administrative Per Se: This happens if you fail or refuse a breath test. Your license will be confiscated, and you will be given a temporary 15-day driving permit. During that time you can request a hearing to challenge your case. If you do not, or if your challenge is unsuccessful, your license will be suspended for 90 days.

Judicial:  This occurs when you are sentenced by a court after a trial or plea agreement 30 days of community service can be ordered as an alternative to jail. You might be required to attend a DUI or substance abuse court referral program. If you are a repeat DUI offender, your vehicle might be seized.

Get your license back in Alabama after a DUI

Alabama ignition interlock laws require that any driver convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .15% or higher must install an ignition interlock device on every vehicle they own or which is registered to them.

How do I get an interlock license in Alabama?

  • Serve any jail time and wait out your suspension time.

  • Attend DUI School, if required.

  • File a Request for Reinstatement Requirements (DI-46a). You will receive a list of all requirements to properly reinstate your license. Mail form to: Driver License Division, P.O. Box 1471, Montgomery, AL 36102-1471.

  • Obtain proof of SR-22 insurance. Your insurance agent or company can help you with this.

  • Schedule your interlock installation by calling 800-634-3077.

  • Have your interlock installed. LifeSafer will give you a certificate confirming the installation.

  • Bring your paperwork to an Alabama driver’s license office with the required fee. Check here for the closest location that handles license reinstatement, or call 334-242-4400.

  • Bring your vehicle to your Alabama LifeSafer authorized service provider for regular monitoring. This is essential for proper maintenance of the program as well as a condition for keeping your restricted license.

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