As of January 1, 2019 anyone suspected of a DUI can have an ignition interlock device immediately installed upon arrest along with restricted driving privileges while their regular license is suspended. In California, SB1046 eliminates the time a person must have a suspended license prior to applying for a restricted license.
A driver can apply for a restricted license before a DUI conviction after installing an ignition interlock device and meeting other requirements without completing their license suspension or revocation period.
You can have our ignition interlock device installed immediately after arrest while you have a temporary license. The advantage of doing this is that it gives you full unrestricted driving privileges for the duration of your suspension. The alternative after a first offense DUI conviction is to have a temporary license for 30 days after which you serve a 30-day suspension without any driving privileges.
Once that’s complete you are eligible to request a 12-month restricted license that only allows you to travel to and from work (commonly referred to as a “to/from license”). Second and third time DUI offenders can immediately install our ignition interlock device to maintain driving privileges without having to serve a DMV administrative suspension.
In the State of California all DUI offenders can avoid an interruption in their driving privileges both pre and post-conviction with the installation of an ignition interlock device.