What happens after I get my DUI?
What do I need to bring to my installation?
Once you have scheduled your Ignition Interlock Device (IID) installation with Smart Start, you will need to bring the following to your IID installation appointment:
- Vehicle registration OR a letter of permission from owner of vehicle to install the Ignition Interlock Device (IID)
- Driver’s license
- Secondary proof of identification
What should I bring back to my monitoring authority after my device is installed?
Smart Start will send proof of your installation to the Washington Department of Licensing (DOL) and any other monitoring authority on your behalf.
How do I know if Smart Start’s devices are compliant with my program?
In the state of Washington, Smart Start is on the approved list of Ignition Interlock Device providers, so you can be assured that our device will be compliant with your program. We also meet the standards set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
What happens if I violate?
If you violate in the state of Washington, immediate notification of your violation is sent to your monitoring authority.
How do the consequences differ for a first and second DUI? Third? Fourth?
- First DUI: One year with an Ignition Interlock Device installed.
- Second DUI: Mandatory jail and arraignment. Within five days, you have to install an Ignition Interlock Device in your vehicle as a condition of your release. Then, you must complete five years with an IID installed.
- Third+ DUI: 10 years with an IID installed.
Additional consequences may be dictated by your judge, court, or monitoring authority.
What do I need for removal?
What if I have a requirement, but I don’t own a vehicle?
In Washington, you cannot wait out the ignition interlock requirement; it must be satisfied. You can install an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) on a family member’s vehicle or a friend’s vehicle that you’re borrowing, or you can buy a car. For a court requirement the judge may also choose to place you on a different form of alcohol monitoring like Smart Start’s IN-HOM™ SMART Mobile™.
What constitutes a violation in my state?
In the state of Washington, any and all of the following may constitute a violation:
- Any positive alcohol breath content above .025
- Any skipped rolling re-test
- Anything specified by your monitoring authority
What do I need to do to install voluntarily?
To install an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) on your vehicle or a family member’s vehicle voluntarily, click the chat window below, fill out our online form, or call Smart Start at 800.831.3299 to speak with one of our customer care advocates and schedule a voluntary installation appointment. Check to see if your insurance offers any discounts for voluntary interlock installation—especially for children going off to college.
Where does installation fall based on my condition?
Does the camera watch me all the time?
No, it only takes a picture when you take a test. There is no live video feed.
How do I know who my monitoring authority is?
The court will tell you who your monitoring authority is in Washington. Your monitoring authority will usually either be the court (prosecution, probation, etc.) or the Washington Department of Licensing (DOL). You can verify the identity of your monitoring authority with the specific court in which you were arrested.
How do I know what my state requires in an Ignition Interlock Device?
You can visit the Washington State Patrol website to verify the requirements of an Ignition Interlock Device in Washington, or you can check with your attorney. Because Smart Start is on the list of approved Ignition Interlock Device providers in the state of Washington, you can be sure that our devices will be compliant with your program
How can I pay for calibration?
You can pay by cash, credit card, or debit card at the Smart Start service center at the time of calibration.
Where do I send a record of my service appointments?
Smart Start will send the record of your service appointments to your monitoring authority on your behalf at no additional cost to you.
Does this thing hurt my vehicle?
No, Smart Start’s Ignition Interlock Device (IID) will not hurt your vehicle.
Can I get one on my motorcycle?
Motorcycle Ignition Interlock installation laws differ by state. Smart Start operates throughout the U.S. as a certified manufacturer and will work harder than other companies to provide you a seamless Interlock program that still follows your case requirements in the state of Washington. Please call our Customer Care Center at 800-831-3299 if you have any questions.