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New DUI Laws for California

Posted by Amy Morell | Jan 11, 2019

From January 1, 2019 to January 1, 2026, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will conduct a Statewide Ignition Interlock Device (IID) Pilot Program that requires all repeat and and all injury -involved driving under the influence offenders to install an IID for a time period ranging from 12-48 months, depending on the number of prior DUI convictions.
The program only applies to arrests on January 1, 2019 or after.  The program does not apply to those persons arrested prior to January 1, 2019.
First time alcohol related DUI offenders may have a court-ordered IID installation for up to 6 months. In the absence of a court order, persons may voluntarily apply for an IID restriction license for up to 6 months, or apply for a restriction allowing the person to drive to, from and in the course of their employment and to and from the DUI program for a period of 12 months.  Those Applying for the IID restriction, will be allowed to drive anywhere as the restriction is the device not where a person drives.

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