Your license is in jeopardy of being suspended because you have received a DUI. We want to help you keep your license so you can continue with your everyday life. Once you have hired Rick for representation for your DUI we can help you with the process of allowing you to continue to drive.
How can you Apply for an Ignition Interlock License? How much does it cost? Where can I get it?
There are three very important steps that need to be completed before the Washington State Department of Licensing will even consider you for an ignition interlock license.
If these 3 steps are not completed, the Department of Licensing will not even consider your application for the ignition interlock license.
- You will need to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle. There are several ignition interlock device locations in Washington State, a general Google search in your area will help you find one closest to you. Make sure when choosing an installer, that you choose one that is approved by the Washington State Patrol. The ignition interlock installer will send proof of installation to the Department of Licensing. There will be an installation fee, a monthly fee for the device to be maintained in your vehicle, as well as you will also be required to do monthly calibration of the ignition interlock device. All of these fees vary depending on which location you choose for installation.
- You will need to show proof of financial responsibility to Washington State. The easiest way of establish financial responsibility is by obtaining a Certificate of Insurance, most commonly known as SR-22 insurance. Once the SR-22 insurance is obtained, the auto insurance company will submit the SR-22 filing to the Washington State Department of Licensing. The SR-22 filing can take up to 10 business days to be processed.
- You will need to complete a restricted driver’s license application. This application can be found at www.dol.wa.gov under the ignition interlock drivers license page. The application and the required $100.00 application fee need to be completed and mailed to the Washington State Department of Licensing restricted licensing department.
What Happens Next?
Once all three steps have been completed your application for the ignition interlock license will be reviewed by the Department of Licensing. If the Department of Licensing approves your application, they will mail or email your ignition interlock license when your license suspension or revocation of your license begins.
If the Washington State Department of Licensing does not receive all documents that are required with your application within 30 days, they will deny your application.
Once approved for Ignition Interlock License, you will be required to maintain ignition interlock devices on all the vehicles you drive.
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