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New Jersey Requirements

New Jersey allows drivers to regain some driving privileges with early installation of a breath alcohol ignition interlock device (BAIID). In New Jersey, interlock devices need to be installed by an approved provider, and the driver is responsible for the cost of renting the device. This guide will explain all the criteria you need to meet to qualify.

The NJ Ignition Interlock Program

As of February 19th, 2024, persons arrested for a DUI may voluntarily install an Ignition Interlock Device prior to their charges being fully adjudicated and obtain from NJMVC a driver’s license that notates they are legally allowed to drive the vehicle equipped with the IID. Clients who follow this process will receive day-for-day credit for early installation. Persons who are second and subsequent offenders and follow this process will receive one day of credit for every two days the device is installed.

What Happens if I Get a DWI in New Jersey?

New Jersey has tiered financial penalties for DWI offenders, along with community service requirements. Please note that persons who obtain an IID notated license and are in good standing prior to the offense may be eligible for fine forgiveness. Here are the penalties for DWI:

First DWI Offense

  • Eligible for early install 
  • License revoked for three months
  • Up to 30 days in prison
  • 12-48 hours of community service and courses via the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC)
  • Additional fines totaling up to $5,000 as ordered
  • Must install a breath alcohol ignition interlock device New Jersey approves

Second DWI Offense

  • Eligible for early install 
  • License revoked for two years
  • 48 hours to 90 days in prison
  • 30 days of community service
  • 12-48 hours of IDRC classes
  • Additional fines totaling up to $5,000 as ordered
  • Must install a breath alcohol ignition interlock device New Jersey approves

Third DWI Offense

  • Eligible for early install
  • License revoked for 10 years
  • 180 days in prison
  • Up to 90 days of community service
  • 12-48 hours of IDRC classes
  • Additional fines totaling up to $5,000 as ordered
  • Must install a breath alcohol ignition interlock device New Jersey approves

*Please note: Per NJMVC, no early credit will be given to an offender whose offense resulted in serious bodily injury to another person.

What Happens if I Fail or Refuse to Take a Test in New Jersey?

Refusal to take a test also results in additional penalties, in some cases heavier penalties than a DWI might have:

First Refusal

  • License suspended for up to seven months
  • Fine from $300-500

Second Refusal

  • License suspended for two years
  • Fine from $500-1,100

Third Refusal

  • License suspended for 10 years
  • $1,000 fine


How Do I Get a Restricted Driver’s License in New Jersey

A temporary restricted license allows drivers to use their vehicle to get to and from work, medical appointments, treatment, school, and other meetings required by the court. In order to be eligible for a temporary restricted license if you meet the following criteria:

  • Install a breath alcohol ignition interlock device or BAIID from an approved installer
  • Pay any appropriate fines and complete any necessary community service or treatment programs
  • Complete a program of 12-48 hours at the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center
  • Pay any applicable fines to the drunk driving fund, Neighborhood Services Fund, Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Fund, and an additional surcharge for three years
  • Serve any applicable prison time
  • Complete alcohol screening and evaluation program
  • Share certification of installation with the Motor Vehicle Commission within 7 days of issuance to get an IID notation of their license.

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The Process: What to Expect

1. Consult with Legal Counsel

2. Get an Assessment

3. Obtain proof of SR-22 insurance

4. Schedule interlock install

5. Regular monitoring

6. Device removal

Interlock Cost in New Jersey

Drivers are required to cover the cost of their BAIID. Ignition interlock devices are not sold, they are leased. Intoxalock devices cost between $2.50-$3.50 a day to lease, depending on your monitoring needs. You can also purchase a separate device protection plan for $10 a month. There are some financial assistance programs for drivers who are considered indigent or unable to pay. Customers must show proof of receiving governmental assistance.

Drivers can easily manage your payments online, via the app, or via check.

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Expert DWI Attorneys in New Jersey

Attorneys will represent your interests in court. An experienced DWI attorney can help guide you through the process. If you are unsure how to find an attorney, we partner with several in your area.

Law Office of Carlos Andujar Jr, ESQ

791 S Main Rd
Vineland, NJ 08360

Albert F.A. Carilli, Esq., LLC

75 Summit Ave
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Law Office of Ariel Alvarez

500 N Wood Ave, Suite 4A
Linden, NJ 07036

LoFaro Carver LLC

20 Court St, Suite 4
Hackensack, NJ 07601

New Jersey FAQs

An ignition interlock device is a breathalyzer that is installed in your vehicle to prevent drinking and driving. It is made up of a mouthpiece, a handheld unit and, a cord that attaches to your vehicle’s ignition system. You are required to blow into the mouthpiece to test your Breath Alcohol Concentration (BrAC) before starting your car. For more information see our what is an interlock page.

To view New Jersey IID requirements, please visit the New Jersey state page.

For pricing information, see New Jersey pricing.

Please visit the New Jersey state page to learn what steps you need to take to get back on the road.

To learn more about the steps to regaining your license, please visit our New Jersey state page.

To find the New Jersey Intoxalock service center closest to you, please visit our New Jersey ignition installation locations page.

To learn more about ignition interlock information, please visit our partner site.

Contact your monitoring authority to ensure you are eligible for removal.

Please visit the New Jersey state page to learn about other DWI requirements.

For pricing information, see the New Jersey pricing page.

To find a DWI attorney, please visit our New Jersey DWI attorney partner page.

To find a treatment center, please visit our New Jersey treatment center partner page.

To see how an ignition interlock device works, visit our ignition interlock page and watch our video demonstrating how to use the device. 

The only way to confirm you are eligible to remove the device is to check with your monitoring authority.

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