Virginia Ignition Interlock DUI Laws

Your license is automatically suspended for six days when you are arrested for a DUI in Virginia. This is true whether you refuse to take a breathalyzer test, or do submit to a test and return a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or greater.

If you are convicted of a DUI 1st offense, the court will require that you have an ignition interlock device installed on at least one vehicle, as well as any vehicles you operate. This will be a condition of your restricted driving privileges.

Virginia is serious about drunk driving. If you are convicted of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in Virginia, your license will be revoked. A revocation is the complete termination of your privilege to operate a motor vehicle in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Once you comply with the terms of your revocation, as part of your reinstatement requirements, you will be required to take all applicable knowledge and skills tests and pay for a new license.

Multiple DUIs in Virginia

If you are convicted of a DUI 2nd offense within ten years or convicted of a DUI 3rd or subsequent offense within ten years, the court will require that you have an ignition interlock device installed on every vehicle you own, co-own or operate as a condition of restricted driving privileges or full restoration of driving privileges.

 

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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Interlock Process

After a Virginia DUI conviction, you’ll be required to install an ignition interlock device in a driver’s vehicle in order to obtain a restricted driving license.

You may obtain your specific reinstatement requirements by requesting a personal Driver Transcript and a Compliance Summary online or from your local DMV. Use these documents to assist in reinstating your driving privileges.

How do I get an interlock license?

  • You may apply for a restricted license order after you are convicted.

  • Report to your local VASAP office. Choose LifeSafer Ignition Interlock as your vendor. VASAP will send your installation authorization form to us.

  • Call LifeSafer Ignition Interlock at 800-634-3077 to schedule your installation. Ask about special promotions or discounts!

  • Submit proof of installation to your VASAP supervisor case manager.

  • VASAP will notify the DMV that the interlock has been installed.

  • Important note: Go to the DMV to get a restricted license your hard copy license.

Interlock Cost

How much does a breathalyzer cost in Virginia?

An ignition interlock (in-car breathalyzer) is about $3 per day on average.

Why choose LifeSafer

LifeSafer IIDs are tested and calibrated for accuracy before ever going out the door. Our customer support and reporting specialists are also part of LifeSafer’s value to drivers.

Your Virginia installation center is constantly updating its training and calibration service so your interlock program runs smoothly.

We can install an interlock device on any vehicle. There is a lot riding on your breathalyzer working properly. This is why LifeSafer invests in accuracy and ease of use.

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LifeSafer partners in Virginia

Navigating DUI laws in Virginia can be difficult. That’s why LifeSafer partners with experienced DUI attorneys and treatment centers throughout the state to provide our clients with accurate legal advice. Call us now at 800-634-3077 and a knowledgeable Customer Support Consultant will guide you through the steps to regaining your freedom to drive.

The Law Office of Lana Manitta, PLLC

Lana Manitta
140B Purcellville Gateway Drive, #511
Purcellville, Virginia, 20132
703-705-4428