When you are arrested for an OWI in Idaho your license can be suspended in two different ways:
If you fail a breath test or refuse to take one, the arresting officer will issue you a temporary license which is good for seven days. This is an administrative action and is separate from any criminal penalties you may face. During that time you can request a hearing to challenge your suspension. If you do not, or if your challenge is unsuccessful, your license will be suspended on the 8th day for three months.
If you are sentenced by an Idaho court after a trial or plea agreement, there are criminal penalties for OWI in addition to further license suspension action.
For a 1st offense, you’re sentenced to six months in jail and/or fined $1,000. Your license is suspended 90-180 days with 30 days absolute.
For a 2nd offense within 10 years, you’re sentenced to 10 days to one year in jail and/or fined $2,000. Your license is suspended for one year.
For a 3rd offense within 10 years, you’re sentenced to 10 years in prison and/or fined $5,000. Your license is suspended from one to five years.
Subsequent convictions within 15 years results in a 10-year prison sentence and/or a $5,000 fine, plus a one to five-year license suspension.
A chart of the offenses and penalties associated with OWI has been prepared by the Idaho Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor and can be found here.
Every situation and state is unique, please consult with your attorney or your state licensing authority to confirm your requirements and obligations.
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If yours was a court-ordered suspension, then apply for the restricted license first, and then have the ignition interlock installed.
If your license was suspended by the Idaho Transportation Department you will have to apply for a restricted permit through the Transportation Department in Boise.
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Have your LifeSafer ignition interlock device installed.
Complete a work verification form that identifies your occupation, the days you must drive, and locations to which you must drive.
Provide a valid certificate of liability insurance or file an SR22 certificate and pay the required fee (you can do both of these online).
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