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Interlock Installation in CA for Safe Driving

What to do after getting a DUI in California?

This question can be overwhelming and confusing. Clear2DriveTM is here to clear things up for you! Let us help get you back on the road.

In California you are legally intoxicated if your Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level is 0.08 or higher. A DUI can still be charged at a lower BAC if you have a commercial driver license (CDL), are underaged, or if this is a repeat offense. At the time of arrest the CA police officer will give you a 30 day temporary driver’s license. If you refuse to submit to or fail a blood or breath test you could receive a one to three year suspension or revocation. See our helpful chart below for more information.

We have state specialists standing by to help you navigate California DMV forms and to contact the California Mandatory Actions Unit (MAU) on your behalf. The difference is clear with Clear2DriveTM

Refusal To Submit/fail
To Complete A Test

After your suspension time is over the court may order you to install an ignition interlock device for 6 months up to 3 years. If the court did not order an ignition interlock device to be installed the following may apply.

IID Restricted License
-6 to 10 months with full driving privileges
Restricted License
-12 months limited privileges

IID Restricted License
-1 year with full driving privileges
Suspension and Restriction
-1 year suspension followed by 1 year limited privileges

IID Restricted License
-2 year with full driving privileges

IID Restricted License
-3 year with full driving privileges

DUI took a chemical or urine test, the results showed 0.08% BAC or more
After your suspension time is over following may apply.

IID Restricted License
-4 months with full driving privileges
Suspension and Restriction
-30 day suspension followed by 5 month limited privileges

IID Restricted License
-1 year with full driving privileges

In all DUI cases you will also need to provide these additional items
Proof of enrollment in a DUI program
Insurance (SR 22)

First step to getting you back on the road

If you have a California DMV or court order to install an interlock device, complete the Clear2DriveTM California Interlock Application to start your installation process by selecting Start Here.

The material provided on this website is for information only and is not intended to provide legal guidance. Please consult your attorney and/or state authorities for specific details and instruction as needed.

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It is an in-car breathalyzer that measures how much alcohol your breath contains. You may have heard them called anything from in-car breathalyzers to car interlocks or even blow-and-goes. Based upon DUI laws in California, BAIIDs are used to prevent drivers from starting their vehicles while under the influence of alcohol. When a device registers test results above a pre-set limit, the vehicle just won’t start.

The device requires servicing and re-calibration every 30 to 60 days by an authorized service center. This is according to the DUI laws in California. Our Clear2DriveTM AAS 2.0 device exceeds the calibration stability requirements as set forth in the NHTSA Model Specifications Under DUI California laws, you may be required to perform periodic breath tests while driving. However, an BAIID won’t ever stop your vehicle while you’re driving.

The average expense of having an BAIID is $3 per day. However, aid for low-income drivers is available in the state of California. So, if you’re unable to afford your DUI interlock device cost in California, you can apply online. On the other hand, you could choose not to drive at all. But be aware that there can be very strict penalties imposed if you drive on a suspended license. Also, a conviction could lead to additional fines, a longer sentence, and even some jail time.

When you choose Clear2DriveTM , you can count on us to guide you toward successful IID program completion as required by the DUI laws in California. And, this will occur both on time and free of any hidden costs. Besides the installation of the device, we also handle communicating with the DMV for you. With a top-rated interlock company like ours, you’ll be getting the advantage of:

• A trained and certified installation team
• An easy-to-use interlock device
• A transparent upfront fee structure
• Expert 24/7 customer support via chat, email, phone, or text

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