California DUI Laws

California Interlock Process

Effective January 1, 2019 California DUI law changed.  All repeat DUI offenders and all injury-involved DUI offenders are required to install an ignition interlock. First time DUI offenders will receive a 30 day temporary license after arrest. To keep driving beyond the 30 days, install an ignition interlock as soon as possible.

How do I get an interlock license?

  • Call LifeSafer Ignition Interlock at 800-634-3077 to schedule your ignition interlock installation. Ask about offers and money saving discounts.  We will provide you with a form verifying the interlock installation.

  • Call your insurance company to obtain an SR-22 certificate.

  • Enroll in and complete a certified DUI treatment program.

  • Apply for an interlock license at the DMV.

California Interlock Cost

How much does an interlock cost in California?

An interlock is about $3 per day on average. What you are paying for goes beyond the device, however. Our IIDs are tested and calibrated for accuracy before ever going out the door.  Our customer service and reporting specialists are also part of LifeSafer’s value to customers.  Your local authorized California installation center is constantly updating their training and calibration service so your program runs smoothly and we can install an interlock on any vehicle.   There is a lot riding on your device working properly and LifeSafer invests in accuracy and ease of use.

Convenient LifeSafer interlock installers throughout California