When Do You Need a Florida Ignition Interlock?
The Florida Ignition Interlock Program applies to those individuals that receive a DUI conviction in the State of Florida. Those requiring this device will have a driver’s license issued with a “P” indicator, which means any vehicle being operated must have this device installed. You can have a Ignition Interlock requirement from the first DUI throughout subsequent DUI’s. This mandate will be determined at the time of conviction.
How to QUICKLY Get Your Florida Driver’s License Reinstated After a DUI
IMPORTANT: You will need to purchase a Florida FR44 policy before the Ignition Interlock Device can be installed.
Basic rules to follow are listed below:
- First Florida DUI Conviction – A Florida Ignition Interlock device may be required if court ordered, but is not mandatory
- First Conviction if Blood Alcohol Level is 0.15 or above – At Least 6 Months
- Second Florida DUI Conviction – At Least 1 Year
- Second Florida DUI Conviction if Blood Alcohol Level is 0.15 or above – At Least 2 Years
- Third Florida DUI Conviction – A Florida Ingintion Interlock Device may be required for at Least 2 Years
- Fourth or More DUI Conviction – At Least 5 Years
Where Can You Go to Get a Florida Ignition Interlock?
- Guardian Interlock – www.guardianinterlock.com
- Intoxalock – www.intoxalock.com/florida
- Smart Start – www.smartstartinc.com
- ALCOLOCK – www.alcolockusa.com/florida
What are the Basic Specifications of the Florida Ignition Interlock Device?
- It has to contain Fuel Cell Technology
- A sample breath sample of 0.025 must disable the vehicle
- Must have a Rolling Retest option to randomly test as vehicle is being operated
- Data must be able to be collected through web-based reporting and accessed 24/7
- The person requiring the device must pay for it themselves
- Must be able to record and store Visual Evidence of device use
Additional information regarding a Florida Ignition Interlock system can be obtained through the Florida Department of Motor Vehicle website. All listed installation facilities comply with Florida Administrative Code 15A-9.007, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Standards, and Florida Statute 316.1938. Most courts electronically report DUI convictions to the Department of Motor Vehicles. The time of the suspension and the requirement for a Florida Ignition Interlock device will also be noted. You should check with the Clerk of the Court to find out if an Ignition Interlock is required.