When Will I Need an Ignition Interlock in Arizona?

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If you’re in Arizona, you may be facing a requirement for an Ignition Interlock upon a DUI conviction. So, what are the factors that include a mandatory Ignition Interlock in Arizona?

An Ignition Interlock allows you to continue driving so you can get back to your everyday routine. In Arizona, a court ordered Ignition Interlock could also mean a reduced jail sentence.

When is an Ignition Interlock in Arizona Required?

Here are the factors involved that may result in an Ignition Interlock requirement.

  • An Ignition Interlock is a requirement for all alcohol convictions, whether you are a first or repeat offender.
  • If you refuse the sobriety test given by the officer, your driver’s license is also automatically suspended for 1 year.

Special Ignition Interlock Restricted Driver’s License

You may be eligible for the SIIRDL (Special Ignition Interlock Restricted Driver’s License). This allows you to drive to and from work, school and home only (a full list of approved destinations are on the MVD site.) Any type of traffic violation voids the SIIRDL.

Keep in mind that the period with your SIIRDL does not count toward any other required period with an Ignition Interlock. Once you complete the SIIRDL period, you may or may not be required to apply for the Ignition Interlock license.

How Long Will I Need an Ignition Interlock in Arizona?

In nearly all cases, you must use your Ignition Interlock for 12 months. For first-time offenders who are deferment-eligible, however, you may only need to use an Ignition Interlock for six months.

Who’s in Charge of My Ignition Interlock Program?

Remember that your regulatory agency for your Ignition Interlock is the Arizona Motor Vehicles Division (MVD). For example, they will be the entities who decide on factors such as your SIIRDL and your SR-22 insurance for your case.

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