I keep hearing different answers on this...I've heard that while the court may not order an ignition interlock device, that recently the DMV has begun requiring ALL refusals (or blowing over .08) cases to get an ignition interlock device for like 6 months or something. I've already asked my attorney and he says he doubts I'll need to get an ignition interlock device, but a friend of mine said her brother's attorney said the same thing to him, and though he wasn't ordered by the court system to get one, he had to through the DMV in order to get his license/restricted license back.
No, DMV will not require an IID for a first refusal or breath reading under .15 (assuming no minor was in the car), but, as others indicated, the court may do so.
Court suspensions and administrative suspensions are separate and distinct. That's why sometimes the IID is not imposed in court but will be by DMV. It's another reason that it is imperative to have an attorney experienced in handling DUI cases.
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