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In what situations will I have to install an Interlock Ignition Device in my car?

An individual will have to install an Interlock Ignition Device in their car, regardless of what level they are sentenced to, if they register a 0.15 BAC or higher.

The Interlock device will be installed in an individual’s vehicle for at least one year before the individual can obtain their license in North Carolina. The Interlock device must be installed prior to a Limited Driving Privilege (LDP) being granted by the court.

For the purposes of LDP, an individual can only drive to and from work, not for any household purposes. An individual must also wait 45 days after their conviction to be eligible for the installation of an Interlock system.

How do I get a Pretrial Limited Driving Privilege in North Carolina?

In order to obtain a Pretrial Limited Driving Privilege in North Carolina, you must be able to fulfill the following ten steps:

 

  1. Meet all the eligibility requirements for obtaining a pretrial limited driving privilege
  2. File a petition for a pretrial limited driving privilege using form AOC-CVR-9
  3. Serve the petition to the District Attorney’s office
  4. Obtain a DL-123 form from your auto insurance company
  5. Obtain an alcohol assessment
  6. Prepare an Pretrial Limited Driving Privilege
  7. Obtain a letter from your employer stating the hours you work
  8. Attend the hearing scheduled by the Clerk of Court on the Pre-Trial Limited Driving Privilege
  9. Pay $100 to the Clerk of Court’s office
  10. Only drive within the parameters of the privilege

How Do I get An Impaired Driving Limited Driving Privilege in North Carolina?

In order to obtain an Impaired Driving Limited Driving Privilege in North Carolina, you must be able to fulfill the following nine steps:

 

  1. Meet all the eligibility requirements for obtaining a limited driving privilege
  2. Obtain a DL-123 form from your auto insurance company
  3. Obtain an alcohol assessment
  4. Prepare an Ignition Interlock Limited Driving Privilege
  5. Have an Ignition Interlock system installed on your vehicle
  6. Obtain a letter from your employer stating the hours you work
  7. Take the driving privilege and other documents to the Clerk of Court in the county where the implied consent offense was charged
  8. Pay $100 to the Clerk of Court’s office
  9. Only drive within the parameters of the privilege

How do I obtain an Ignition Interlock Limited Driving Privilege in North Carolina?

In order to obtain an Ignition Interlock Limited Driving Privilege in North Carolina, you must be able to fulfill the following ten steps:

 

  1. Meet all the eligibility requirements for obtaining a limited driving privilege
  2. Obtain a DL-123 form from your auto insurance company
  3. Obtain an alcohol assessment
  4. Prepare an Ignition Interlock Limited Driving Privilege form
  5. Have an Ignition Interlock system installed on your vehicle
  6. Obtain a letter from your employer stating the hours you work
  7. Take the driving privilege and other documents to the Clerk of Court in the county where the implied consent offense was charged
  8. Pay $100 to the Clerk of Court’s office
  9. Only drive within the parameters of the privilege

How do I get a Refusal Limited Driving Privilege in North Carolina?

In order to obtain a Refusal Limited Driving Privilege in North Carolina, you must be able to fulfill the following nine steps:

 

  1. Meet all the eligibility requirements for obtaining a limited driving privilege
  2. Obtain a DL-123 form from your auto insurance company
  3. Obtain an alcohol assessment
  4. Prepare a Refusal Limited Driving
  5. Privilege form
  6. Have an Ignition Interlock system installed on your vehicle
    Obtain a letter from your employer stating the hours you work
  7. Take the driving privilege and other documents to the Clerk of Court in the county where the implied consent offense was charged
  8. Pay $100 to the Clerk of Court’s office
  9. Only drive within the parameters of the privilege