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      Ignition Interlock Device Regulations in Texas

      Texas drivers risk administrative and financial penalties if they are convicted of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). For many drivers, an ignition interlock device will be required in order to regain driving privileges. Intoxalock is an approved IID provider in Texas and our devices meet all state criteria.

      DEVICES AVAILABLE - If you need to install a device to meet your state requirements, we can help. Contact us today to schedule an installation appointment.

       

      The TX Interlock Program

      Texas refers to drunk driving or alcohol-based driving offenses as DWI, and penalties include fines, jail time, and license suspension. The legal limit for drivers is below .08% BAC, but those with lower BAC may still find themselves facing consequences depending on the circumstances of the incident. Some offenders are able to regain driving privileges by installing an ignition interlock device from an approved provider. This guide will explain the interlock policy in Texas.

      What Are the Penalties for DWI in Texas?

      First DWI Offense

      • Fines up to $2,000
      •  Potential 180-day jail sentence
      • License suspended for up to one year
      • Required to take a 12-hour DWI education course
      • May be required to install an ignition interlock device that meets with state approval in order to regain driving privileges

      Second DWI Offense

      • Fines up to $4,000
      • 1 to 12 months in jail
      • Required to take a 32-hours DWI education course
      • Driver’s license revoked or suspended for up to 2 years
      • Required to install an ignition interlock device that meets with Texas state approval in order to regain driving privileges

      Third DWI Offense

      • Fines up to $10,000
      • Jail sentence of 2 to 10 years
      • Required to take a 32-hours DWI education course
      • License suspended or revoked for up to 2 years
      • Required to install an ignition interlock device that meets with Texas state approval in order to regain driving privileges

      Offenders who commit DWI with a child passenger in the car risk an additional charge of child endangerment. This comes with penalties including a $10,000 fine, two to 10 years in prison, and a loss of driving privileges for up to two years.

      What Are the Penalties for Failure to Complete or Refuse to Submit to an DWI Test in Texas?

      Offenders who refuse to take a DWI test when stopped on suspicion of DWI will still face penalties. They include immediate license suspension

      How Can I Get My Driving Privileges Back in Texas?

      Some drivers are eligible to regain driving privileges if they meet a variety of criteria. These criteria include:

      • Complete the required 12- or 32-hour DWI education course and provide documentation within 180 days of conviction
      • Serve out the required suspension period (not more than 2 years) and pay a $100 reinstatement fee
      • Show proof of proper insurance coverage with an SR-22 certificate of coverage
      • Serve out required probation period
      • Install an ignition interlock device from an approved provider like Intoxalock
      • Apply for an Interlock Restricted driver’s license
      • If a driver's license is suspended in addition with the IID requirement, the offender may be able to apply for an Occupational License. Check with the court or your attorney to determine if you are eligible for this

      Intoxalock TX Ignition Interlock Devices

      Intoxalock is an approved ignition interlock device provider in the state of Texas. This means that the state has reviewed and approved the device and determined it to be reliable and meet state criteria. Testing data is shared with the appropriate state monitoring authority.

      What is an Ignition Interlock Device?

      Ignition interlock devices are also known as car breathalyzers or IIDs. They are installed into a vehicle’s ignition system and require testing before a driver can start their car.

      • Driver must pass a breath alcohol content (BrAC) test and pass or the vehicle will not start
      • Multiple test failures in a row may result in a device lockout, which will require customer service assistance
      • Failing the test multiple times in a row can result in a lockout
      • All failures are reported to the state’s monitoring authority
      • During most trips, the IID will request random retests to prevent tampering and make sure the driver stays sober

      How long is a TX Interlock device required?

      This will be clarified in court, but typically interlock devices are required throughout the entire license suspension period, and occasionally longer. If you are unsure, contact your attorney, the court, or your state department of motor vehicles for clarification.

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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

      Ignition Interlock Device Cost in Texas

      Offenders are required to cover the costs of their device, which includes installation and leasing costs. The devices cost roughly $100 to install, and $2.50 and $3.50 per day to lease. Intoxalock allows flexible payment options and online payments for convenience. Some offenders who are unable to afford the cost may be eligible for financial aid. Check with the court to see if you qualify.

      *Intoxalock will cover up to $100 of your installation after mail-in rebate. A 6-month minimum lease is required to apply for this offer, and it only applies to Texas customers. This cannot be combined with any other offer. This deal is not applicable to voluntary leases.
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      Expert DWI Attorneys in Texas

      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.

      Aaron Harper

      550 S Watters Rd, Suite 102
      Allen, TX 75013

      Crawshaw Law Firm

      625 N Alamo
      San Antonio, TX 78215

      The Law Office of Shane Phelps

      400 N Washington Ave
      Bryan, TX 77803

      Trichter, Legrand, Houlton & White

      420 Heights Blvd
      Houston, TX 77007

      Texas 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.

      To view Texas ignition interlock device requirements, please visit the Texas state page.

      Please visit the Texas 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 Texas state page.

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

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

      Contact your monitoring authority to ensure you are eligible for removal and what paperwork must be provided in order to do so. Intoxalock will require a written removal order from a judicial source. For example, a writing from the Court, CSCD or other state/Judicial program.

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

      To find a DWI attorney, please visit our Texas DWI attorney partners page.
      To find a treatment center, please visit our Texas alcohol treatment centers page.

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

      To learn more about ignition interlock information, please visit our ignition interlock device page.

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