Will I Need to Have an IID Installed in My Car?

RIDR Program & IIDs

If you have qualified for the Reducing Impaired Driving Recidivism (RIDR) program, you will need to install an IID into your car 60 days after your arraignment. The length of time that the IID must be installed depends on your sanction level as a RIDR program participant.

Depending on sanction level, a RIDR participant must install an IID in their vehicle for the following time periods:

  • Level 1: 3 months after the plea
  • Level 2: 9 months after the plea
  • Level 3: 9 months after the plea

DUI Convictions & IIDs

According to Florida Statutes §316.193, ignition interlock devices are required to be installed in the vehicles of certain individuals who are convicted of a DUI. For someone convicted of a first time conviction, it may be required if court ordered. If the BAC was over 0.15 at the time of the arrest or if there was a minor in the car, it will be required for at least six months.

For a second DUI conviction, it will be required for at least a year, unless BAC was over 0.15 percent or if there was a minor in the car - in those cases, it will be installed for at least two years. For a third conviction, it will be required for at least two years. For a fourth or subsequent conviction, it will be required for at least five years with the condition of a hardship license.

In Hillsborough County, the IID vendor which has been selected by the department is Alcohol Countermeasure Systems Corp. which works with Alcolock products. It is important to note that the installation of an ignition interlock device does not only go into one car - it must go into every single car that is either solely or jointly owned or leased by the convicted. It is also completely user-funded, meaning that you will need to foot the entire bill.

How much exactly will it cost?

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) notes that the costs that the defendant will absorb include the following:

  • Interlock Fee - $12
  • Installation - $75
  • Monthly Monitoring / Calibration - $72.50
  • Refundable Deposit - $100 or Monthly Insurance Charge - $5

If you are unable to afford this, there are certain situations where the court may allow for a portion of your fine to pay for the installation and maintenance of the device.

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DUI Defense in Florida

At Thomas & Paulk, one of our primary focuses is on the defense of DUI charges. In fact, we are recognized throughout the Tampa area as one of the premier DUI defense law firms. Our team is well-versed in this area of the law and has a wide-expanse of experience in helping our clients fight against such charges.

It doesn’t matter if this is your first offense or your third, you can count on our firm to protect your legal rights. Often, our defense starts with recounting with you how the police officer came to stop you in the first place and how he or she came to believe you may be under the influence of alcohol. If the stop was illegal, or the tests were improperly administered, we may be able to argue for the dismissal of that evidence in court, helping your chances of a dropped charge.

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  • If you're arrested for DUI, you only have 10 days to schedule a DMV hearing where you can fight to save your license.

  • A blood alcohol reading of 0.15% or more can warrant an aggravated DUI charge with harsher penalties.

  • Each year, Hillsborough County issues around 4,000 DUI citations. Out of these, more than 3,000 are found guilty.

  • Per Florida's zero-tolerance policy, anyone under the age of 21 who tests positive for any measurable blood alcohol can be charged with DUI.

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