Related Page: Florida DUI Laws
Florida Law requires (section 316.193 of the Florida Statutes) requires that interlock devices be installed on vehicles of drivers that are convicted of a DUI.
When you are convicted of a DUI in Florida you lose your license. The length of time you lose your license depends on your individual case. When you are eligible to get your license reinstated you may be required to have an ignition interlock device installed in your car.
In addition to the inconvenience of the Interlock device there are costs for installation and monthly calibration. The vehicle must be taken to a calibration facility monthly. Monthly appointment are available by appointment only and take approximately 45 minutes.
If you cannot afford the installation of the interlock device the court may order that a portion of your fine be allocated to cover the costs of installation.
Here is a summary of a typical scenario with the Interlock Device.
Each time you breathe into the Ignition Interlock device the data is recorded and transmitted to the Florida DMV, reports are available on the Internet.