Ignition Interlock Devices for DUIs: 6 Facts to Know (Pt. 2)

November 24, 2014

Resuming Ignition Interlock Devices for DUIs: 6 Facts to Know (Pt. 1), here we will continue to point out some important info to know about IIDs for DUI convictions in Colorado.

More Important Facts about Ignition Interlock Devices

Fact 3 – The requirements for ignition interlock devices will depend on whether people have prior DUI convictions.

The term that people must have ignition interlock devices in their vehicles will depend on whether they have prior DUIs. Contact us for the best DUI defense.

The term that people must have ignition interlock devices in their vehicles will depend on whether they have prior DUIs. Contact us for the best DUI defense.

This fact may not be so surprising, as any DUI convictions after a first conviction tend to come with harsher penalties. In Colorado, here are the general requirements for having ignition interlock devices installed on vehicles (based on whether people have prior DUI convictions):

  • First-time DUI conviction with a BAC of 0.15 or less – Although there may not be any court mandates regarding the installation of ignition interlock devices, these people can have their drivers’ licenses reinstated early if they have these devices in their vehicles. Generally, this will require people to have ignition interlock devices in their vehicles for 8 months.
  • First-time DUI conviction with a BAC that is greater than 0.15 – Ignition interlock devices will have to be installed and maintained in people’s cars for two years.
  • Second DUI conviction – In these cases, the time frame for having ignition interlock devices will be at least two years.

Here, it’s important to note that the specifics of a DUI case can impact whether these time frames are shorter or longer and that, when DUIs involve complications like accidents, injuries or deaths, people may not qualify for use ignition interlock devices for early driver license reinstatement.

Fact 4 – Convicted people are required to cover the costs of ignition interlock devices.

This may be a little-known fact about ignition interlock devices for DUIs, and it can surprise a lot of people – especially if they must have these devices on their cars for extended periods of time. When it comes to paying for ignition interlock devices, people convicted of DUIs will have to cover the costs of installing the equipment, renting the equipment and maintaining the equipment.

While the specific costs will depend on the vendor that people use, in general, these costs are as follows:

  • To install ignition interlock devices – $50 to $200
  • To rent ignition interlock devices – $50 to $100 per month
  • To maintain ignition interlock devices – $50 to $100 per month.

Be sure to look for the upcoming conclusion to this blog series for some final important info about ignition interlock devices.

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