If you were ordered to have the ignition interlock in FL and have not yet complied with their judgment, you will have to have it installed BEFORE you attempt to get your license in NC. Until then, NC DMV will not allow you to obtain a NC license. Monitech and Smart Start are the two companies in NC who you would go through for the ignition interlock. Smart Start is a newer company and a little cheaper than Monitech. Good luck!
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Was your BAC over a .15? If not, there should have been no ignition interlock requirement. Florida will not clear your DL until you meet the requirements of your FL DUI. It doesn't matter that NC doesn't require an ignition interlock. Call the FL DMV and see what they will require of you to release the hold on your driving priviledge. Good Luck!
As I understand it, this is a Florida DWI. If so, you should confirm that you are in compliance with Florida's interlock requirements. In NC, we use Monitech and SmartStart, but Monitech does not exist in Florida, so before you use Monitech, you should be sure that doing so will comply with Florida's interlock requirements.
You don't want to spend the $1,500 on Monitech for a year only to find that Florida doesn't recognize it.
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