Ignition Interlock Installation | New Mexico

What is Ignition Interlock Installation?

Ignition interlock installation is the process by which you have an IID device, or ignition interlock device, installed in your vehicle. These devices help to prevent drunk driving. They also help to restore some freedoms back to you while you serve our license suspension and/or probation periods after a DUI or DWI conviction. The IID is attached to your ignition and won’t start unless you take and pass a BAC test, otherwise known as a breathalyzer. Typically, you must have the ignition interlock installation completed on any car you’re going to drive during the period under which your driving privileges are restricted.

New Mexico Laws Regarding Ignition Interlock Installation

In New Mexico, ignition interlock installation is mandated via a court order. The first time you apply for an ignition interlock license you’ll have to pay a fee of $113. If you’re renewing your ignition interlock license, you’ll have to provide several forms of paperwork including proof that your IID is currently installed and working and a signed and notarized Ignition Interlock Affidavit. The affidavit is form MVD-10456. Be sure that your signature and VIN number are on the affidavit, as well. The length of time during which you’ll have to keep the IID installed in your vehicle depends on a number of factors including your BAC at the time of arrest and how many prior convictions you had on your record, and other specific aspects of your case. Be sure to consult your court order, case details, and speak with your attorney in order to know exactly what you need to do.  

Where to Have Ignition Interlock Installation Completed in New Mexico

It’s critical that you only have your IID device installed by a state-approved vendor in New Mexico. Only an approved service provider with highly trained technicians can follow the court order, monitor your progress, submit reports, provide training and routine maintenance, and remove your device when the time comes.

What to Expect at an Ignition Interlock Installation in New Mexico

You can make your first appointment with the New Mexico ALCOLOCK location nearest you over the phone. Within 48 hours of receiving confirmation of your eligibility we can have your ignition interlock installed. The appointment will consist of the installation, training, and scheduling your first follow-up maintenance appointment. You’ll have to come in regularly, usually monthly, throughout the period of time during which you are mandated to have the IID installed. Once you have served out your time, we’ll remove the device for you, as well.

ALCOLOCK has many locations across the United States. We’re happy to help you get back on the road – and on the path to success. Take your first step forward by scheduling your ignition interlock installation with one of our approved vendors in New Mexico today. The list below can help you choose the New Mexico ALCOLOCK location that’s closest to you.