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Ignition Interlock Device in Nevada

What is an Ignition Interlock Device (IID)?

Functioning much like a breathalyzer, an IID stops the vehicle from starting if its readings show that the driver might be under the influence. Nevada often requires that those charged with DUI get IIDs installed at their own expense in their vehicles.

Who is Eligible to Have an IID Installed in Their Cars?

Under Nevada law, those convicted of any of the following drunk driving offenses are required to have IIDs temporarily installed in their vehicles:

  • A minimum blood alcohol content (BAC) of .18
  • Felony DUI
  • DUI causing severe bodily injury or death
  • Vehicular homicide

Furthermore, Nevada judges have the authority to require IID installation on any defendant, regardless of their BAC. This typically occurs if the defendant has a past DUI conviction or alcohol addiction.

How Long Do Nevada DUI Defendants Need to Keep an IID?

For those convicted of a felony DUI or driving with a BAC of .18 or higher, they must have an IID in their car(s) for one to three years. The judge determines the amount of time by examining the specific circumstances of the case. Once installed, the IID must be inspected by a certified service provider every 90 days, if not sooner.

In regards to cases where the judge imposes an IID requirement on DUI defendants who drove with a BAC of less than .18, they must have an IID in their car(s) for three to six months. These defendants must have their IIDs checked by a certified service provider at least once during this period.

If you were recently arrested and charged with a DUI in Las Vegas, schedule a free consultation with the Law Office of David R. Fischer today.