What is Ignition Interlock Installation?
If you’ve been told that you have to install an IID, or ignition interlock device, then you’ll have to make an appointment for ignition interlock installation. The installation is the process by which the IID is connected to your vehicle. Typically, you have to have your installation done within a set period of time after the court order has been issued. That time period is usually 14 days, but it can vary depending on jurisdiction and case. It’s important to have your installation done by a state-approved service provider who has highly trained technicians to avoid complications, delays, and additional penalties.
Texas Laws Regarding Ignition Interlock Installation
In Texas, ignition interlock installation is mandated via a court order. For most offenses you’ll be required to serve a license suspension of at least a year. During the course of your suspension, however, you may be able to retain some of your driving privileges by applying for a restricted ignition interlock license. The fee to obtain the license is $10, and depending on the specifics of your case you may also have to provide an SR-22 or financial responsibility form, as well. The restricted license will allow you to retain some of your driving privileges if you install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle. As always, it’s important to consult your attorney to find out the specific restrictions and requirements that apply to your case.
Where to Have Ignition Interlock Installation Completed in Texas
It’s critical that you only have your IID device installed by a state-approved vendor in Texas. Only a state-approved vendor can provide adequate installation that is recognized by the court system. If you don’t go to a state-approved provider, you could lose your driving privileges altogether. Every ALCOLOCK technician is highly trained and all of our locations are state-approved. Choose one of the ALCOLOCK locations nearest you for your ignition interlock installation and know that you are in good hands.
What to Expect at an Ignition Interlock Installation in Texas
It’s critical that you only have your IID device installed by a state-approved vendor in Texas who can follow the court order, monitor your progress, submit reports, provide training and routine maintenance, and remove your device when the time comes. Monthly appointments are necessary in order to ensure that the device is working properly and that it hasn’t been tampered with. ALCOLOCK devices will alert you when your appointment is coming up. You can call and reschedule an appointment if you need to, but it’s important not to miss an appointment. If you do miss your appointment, call to schedule a new one as soon as possible. In order to stay within compliance, your vehicle will go into lockout mode three to five days after your missed appointment and you will have to be towed to the service center for your appointment.
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 Texas today. The list below can help you choose the Texas ALCOLOCK location that’s closest to you.