Will I Need an Ignition Interlock Device after a DUI Arrest?

Roadside BACEvery state has its own laws, so there is no one answer to this question. For instance, 15 states require mandatory IID installation for any offense. Other states do not require installation of an Ignition Interlock Device after the first offense, but offer incentives for the charged to install one. Check the list below to see the laws of your particular state:

Alabama – first time offenders can choose to install an IID instead of the 90-day mandatory suspension. Any first time offender with a BAC of .15 or higher or with a child as well as all second time offenders must have device installed for two years.

Alaska – all offenders must have an IID installed. First offenders, 6 months. Second offenders, 12 months. Third offenders, 18 months.

Arizona – all offenders are required to install an IID.

Arkansas – first offenders not eligible for restricted permit, but can have an IID restricted license. The courts may rule to have any first or second offender install an IID, and it is mandatory for all third time offenders.

California – courts may rule that any first time offender must have the IID installed. Anyone convicted for repeat offenses or a first time offender with a BAC of .15 or higher is more likely to be required to have an IID.

Colorado – first time offenders receive suspended license for nine months, but may apply for use of an IID after one month to decrease suspension. Habitual offenders are required to have the device installed.

Connecticut – any violator may be required to have an IID installed by the courts.

Delaware – anyone refusing to take a chemical test or with a BAC of .15 or higher must have an IID installed. Repeat offenders are eligible for a Class D license if they agree to use IID.

District of Columbia – device is available to all repeat offenders.

Florida – First time offenders with a child of 18 years or younger are required to have the IID installed. All repeat offenders must have the IID installed.

Georgia – all repeat offenders must have the device installed.

Hawaii – first time offenders can have device installed in lieu of a suspended license. Repeat offenders are required to use the device.

Idaho – Repeat offenders and offenders under the age of 21 are required to have an IID installed.

Illinois – all offenders must have the IID installed.

Indiana – courts may rule to have any offender be required to use the device. All repeat offenders within may be required to use the device with a probationary license.

Iowa – any offender may be required to have the device installed.

Kansas – all first offenders with a BAC of .08 or higher must use an IID. Any repeat offenders and those with three or more moving violations are required to use the device.

Kentucky – first time offenders may be required to use the device. All repeat offenders will be required to use the device.

Louisiana – all first and second offenders must use the IID.

Maine – all offenders may be required to use the device.

Maryland – any offender with a BAC of .15 or higher are required to use an IID. Courts may rule that any offender is required to use the device, with mandatory installation for fourth time or more offenders.

Massachusetts – all repeat offenders must install the IID.

Michigan – first time offenders with a BAC of .17 or more are required to use an IID. Courts may rule that any defendant be required to use the device.

Minnesota – judge may rule to have IID installed in lieu of sentencing. Repeat offenders may apply to use device for a limited license.

Mississippi – first time offenders can reduce suspension by installing device. Repeat offenders must have an IID installed.

Missouri – any offense may result in the installation of an IID.

Montana – the court will use its discretion for any first time offenders. Repeat offenders are required to use an IID.

Nebraska – limited license for first time offenders with use of device after 30-day suspension. Repeat offenders are required to have the device installed.

Nevada – courts may rule that any offender be required to have an IID installed.

New Hampshire – all offenders are subject to use an IID at the court’s discretion.

New Jersey – first time offenders with BAC of .15 or higher must have the device installed. Repeat offenders must have the device installed.

New Mexico – first time offenders must use IID for one year. Second offenders must use device for two years. Third time offenders must use the device for three years.

New York – IID required for all offenders.

North Carolina – first time offenders with a BAC of .16 or higher and repeat offenders are required to use the IID.

North Dakota – any offender may be required to use an IID.

Ohio – device required at the discretion of the courts for first and second offenders. Third and beyond offenders are required to use the device.

Oklahoma – first time offenders with a BAC of .15 or higher must use the device. Repeat offenders are all required to have an IID installed.

Oregon – all offenders required to use IID.

Pennsylvania – first time offenders are at the discretion of the courts, but all repeat offenders are required to use an IID.

Rhode Island – all repeat offenders are required to use the device.

South Carolina – first time offenders are at the discretion of the courts, but all repeat offenders are required to use an IID.

South Dakota – all offenders are at the discretion of the courts.

Tennessee – all offenders required to use IID.

Texas – first time offenders with a BAC of .15 or higher and all repeat offenders are required to use an IID.

Utah – all offenders required to use IID.

Vermont – first time offenders can use device after 30-day suspension. Second offenders can use device after 90 days of suspension. Anyone with a BAC of .16 or higher must have GPS device added to IID.

Virginia – all offenders required to use an IID.

Washington – all offenders are at the discretion of the courts.

West Virginia – first time offenders refusing to take chemical tests, in an accident, driving with a child, or with a BAC of .15 or higher as well as all repeat offenders are required to have IID installed.

Wisconsin – any first time offender with a BAC of .15 or higher as well as repeat offenders must use the device.

Wyoming – any first time offender with a BAC of .15 or higher as well as repeat offenders must use the device.

If you would like to read the complete laws for all states for DUI arrests, please visit the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Taryn J. White

About Taryn J. White

Taryn J. White is a research specialist and DUI law news reporter on what to do when you get a DUI, the best methods used for fighting a case, and how to get DUI help. Her current mission and accomplishments include helping those facing any driving under the influence, DUI, and DWI arrest charges, get free online assistance in learning how to fight a DUI case for the best possible results and outcome. In today’s era of online information and social media defining a person’s identity, one of her primary goals is to help inform people about the truth of the burden a lifetime of social stigma damage and career devastation a DUI arrest charge will carry, especially if not properly handled by the best professional legal counsel from the beginning of a DUI case. Since the seriousness of a person’s reputation and livelihood is at stake, it is for this essential reason that people be informed of their options based on their unique arrest and circumstances, and why Taryn has helped provide the free online assistance people need by easily having their questions and concerns answered directly through this website with a skilled DUI attorney from their area.

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