I got a DUI in September 2012 and I was 20 at the time and blew a 0.15. I got the usual first offender under 21 consequences (community service, fees, dui school, aa meetings, and license suspension for 1 year)
Now I completed EVERYTHING and I'm just waiting around for the 1 year suspension to finish which will end on January 6.
Now do I have to get an interlock device? I only have a motorcycle and don't own any cars. I live with my parents now, but in January I will be moving out and will be living on my own. How does this work? I don't want to wait another 5 months starting from january to get my license....is there a last resort option of getting a device on motorcycles?
So in general, how does the 'pilot' program work for motorcycle owners?
DUI / DWI Attorney
Currently you cannot install an IID on a motorcycle.
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Criminal Defense Attorney
So here's the deal. And I wish it was more clear....
Because you were under 21 and suffered a "hard" one year suspension (no ability to get a restricted license) the DMV "may" not require the IID to get your license back. IF the DMV does say that you need an IID to re-instate your license, then you are SOL unless you can convince mom or dad to install it for 5 months in their car.
Motorcycles (aside from being very dangerous - Jewish Mother instinct) are specifically exempted from the IID law. See VC 23700(e). Unfortunately, unlike some other states that do have approved IID devices for motorcycles, CA does not.
In summary, I doubt DMV will require IID in your circumstance, but if it does, you need to comply.
8 lawyers agree
There's no IID program for motorcycles. (You could offer to be the first!)
If the DMV gave you a hard suspension on a 23136 basis (13353.3(b)(3)), then you're only option for shortening the suspension is 13353.8 - you're going to have to show "critical need" (12513.)
Best of luck!