Ignition Interlock Device and Your License Suspension

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If your drivers license was suspended for a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) offense, the court may require you to get an ignition interlock device to prevent a vehicle from starting if your BAC exceeds 0.05%.

Ignition Interlock Device Requirements

  • First DUI offense: Installation of interlock device for six months to one year upon drivers license restoration (judge’s discretion); BAC 0.15% or greater requires mandatory installation of ignition interlock device during license suspension and for 6 months to 1 year following restoration
  • Second DUI offense: Mandatory installation of interlock device during license suspension and for 1 to 3 years following drivers license restoration

If the court sentences you to get an interlock device, you will receive a notice of suspension from MVC with instructions on how to obtain the device. Failure to have an ignition interlock installed when ordered by a judge could result in an additional one year driving privilege suspension.

Contact the Law Office of Oller and Breslin LLC at 973.983.7020, located in Sparta, Sussex County NJ for all your legal representation needs. We serve Sussex, Morris and Warren County New Jersey.