Ignition Interlock Device

If you've been convicted for DUI and would like to apply for a restricted license, contact Santa Cruz DUI attorney Andrew C. Janecki to learn more about court-ordered ignition interlock device (IID) installation.

How Does The Ignition Interlock Device Program Work In California?

In order to qualify for a restricted driver's license after a repeat or felony DUI conviction, you will be required to install an ignition interlock device. In general, the following steps are involved:

  • You must have completed at least half of your DUI driver's license suspension.
  • You must provide the DMV with a Verification of Installation form (DL 920) after you have the IID installed.
  • All outstanding suspensions or revocations must be cleared on your driver's license.
  • You must either be enrolled, or have completed, any court-ordered drunk driving program. You must have the program's director or provider submit either a Proof of Enrollment form (DL 107) or a Notice of Completion form (DL 101) to the DMV.
  • Since you are considered a high-risk driver, you will have to purchase SR-22 insurance. You must submit an SR-22 form to the DMV verifying your coverage.
  • You are required to pay all installation and monthly fees associated with the ignition interlock device.

False-Positives And The Ignition Interlock Device

Like any other machine, an IID can malfunction. As your attorney, I understand these issues and may be able to help you avoid a suspension or revocation of your license after false-positive readings.

If you have questions about court-ordered ignition interlock device installation and getting a restricted driver's license, contact Santa Cruz, California, DUI defense lawyer Andrew C. Janecki today.