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In Montana, the legal limit for drivers is below .08 percent BAC, and anyone found driving at or above the legal limit risks a variety of legal and administrative penalties. These include fines, license suspension, and possible jail time or community service. Some offenders may be able to regain driving privileges if they install an ignition interlock device (IID) from an approved provider. This guide will explain the interlock process in Montana and how it works.
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Intoxalock technicians are happy to install your device and show you how it works at your appointment. They will also provide you with a Certificate of Installation, which you may need in order to regain driving privileges. You will need to return regularly for calibration, so be sure to choose a convenient location. This should be easy, as Intoxalock has more locations than any other provider.
Montana allows some drivers to regain their driving privileges by installing an ignition interlock device, and requires an IID for repeat DUI offenders.
Montana’s penalties increase if there are aggravating circumstances or prior offenses, but typically DUI offenders will face the following penalties:
Montana has an implied consent law, which means refusing the test will result in penalties. They include an automatic driver’s license suspension of one year.
Some offenders may be able to get back on the road with an ignition interlock device from an approved provider, like Intoxalock. This will entitle them to a restricted or limited license. To do so, offenders may also have to:
Montana requires offenders to install an ignition interlock device from an approved provider, like Intoxalock. Approved providers have been vetted by the state to ensure devices are reliable, and the vendor will share testing data with the state’s monitoring authority.
An ignition interlock device, sometimes called a car breathalyzer, is a small electronic device that a technician wires into your vehicle’s ignition. Once installed, the device will:
This will be mandated by the statute though the court may have additional changes depending on the exam specifics.
Our devices are approved in the state of Montana and meet all state criteria. Our state specialists are very familiar with the regulations and laws in Montana and can guide you throughout the process.
Why choose Intoxalock Montana?
Offenders cover the cost of their own ignition interlock device in Montana, and Intoxalock offers flexible payment options. Our devices cost around $100 to install and $2.50 and $3.50 per day to lease. Occasionally, rebates or discounts are available, so be sure to take advantage if you see a deal.
Getting a DUI can be a confusing time, and an attorney can help ensure your rights are represented in court. If you are having trouble finding an attorney, Intoxalock partners with many throughout the state.