Fight A Court-Ordered 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 Ignition Interlock 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.