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Thanks for your professionalism and flexibility. Both were appreciated. Considering the circumstances, you've made it as painless as possible!”
- Dave, Iowa Intoxalock driver
What to do after getting a OWI can be confusing. Intoxalock is here to help. We have over 20 years of experience helping people just like you install an ignition interlock device or car breathalyzer and get back on the road legally in the State of Iowa.
Don't let the thought of installing an ignition interlock (BAIID, IID or interlock system) intimidate you. Our law specialists will answer all of your ignition interlock questions and walk you through the state of Iowa ignition interlock laws, help you find a local authorized service center and schedule an installation conveniently nearby, to regain your license as quickly as possible.
If you are an Iowa resident and your Iowa driver's license has been revoked, suspended or barred, you may be eligible for a Temporary Restricted License (TRL). A TRL allows you to drive for specific reasons and during specific times.
For information regarding your TRL eligibility, contact:
To apply, submit a Temporary Restricted License Application, Form 430100. If you are approved, you will receive a notice to take with you to a DOT driver's license station where you may be required to:
If you are convicted of a first offense OWI in Iowa and you do not have a prior conviction or revocation in the preceding 12 years, your license will be revoked for six months. However, you may apply for your Temporary Restricted License (TRL) immediately. You must install an Intoxalock ignition interlock device (Car breathalyzer, BAIID, IID or interlock system) if you tested at a BAC of 0.10 or above or were involved in an accident.
For a first offense OWI, it is possible to reduce your court fees by up to $625 with the installation of an Intoxalock ignition interlock device. This is solely at the discretion of the judge on a case-by-case basis.
If you are convicted of a second offense OWI in Iowa or have one or move revocations in the preceding 12 years, your license will be revoked for one year. However, you may apply for your Temporary Restricted License (TRL) immediately, but will not be eligible for 45 days. You must install an Intoxalock ignition interlock BAIID in all vehicles you own and operate.
If you choose not to get a TRL, you will need to install an Intoxalock interlock system (Car breathalyzer, BAIID or IID) for one year after you are eligible to regain your driving privileges (Usually 12 months after the effective date of your suspension.)
If you are convicted of a third offense OWI or more in Iowa, your license will be revoked for six years. However, you may apply for your Temporary Restricted License immediately, but you will not be eligible for one year. Before you can regain your driving privilege, you must install an Intoxalock ignition interlock device (Car breathalyzer, BAIID, IID or interlock system) on all vehicles you own and operate.
Iowa’s implied consent law states that any person who operates a vehicle in the state agrees to have a blood, breath and/or urine test performed if there is a reasonable doubt they are operating while under the influence. A first refusal to provide a breath sample or field sobriety test, will result in a one year license revocation. If you refuse a second or subsequent test, your license will be revoked for two years. However, you may apply for your Temporary Restricted License immediately, but you will not be eligible for 90 days.