Ignition Interlock Device

Delaware Ignition Interlock Device (IID)

Presently, the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has 2 programs available for the Ignition Interlock Device: First Offense Election – Ignition Interlock Device (FOE-IID) Diversion as well as a voluntary Ignition Interlock Device (IID) program. An Ignition Interlock Device (IID) license cannot be issued until the participant has met the minimum qualifications. For further information regarding Delaware IID programs or Ignition Interlock Program and applying for it, contact The Law Office of Brian J. Chapman at 302-455-0505.

First Offense Election – Ignition Interlock Device (FOE-IID) Diversion

At the time of arraignment in court, the driver can elect to apply for enrollment in the First Offender Program if he/she has never had a previous or prior conviction or offense for driving under the influence (DUI). If this option is selected, the enrollment will constitute a waiver of the right to a speedy trial. The court will then notify the Division of Motor Vehicles. Should a person accept the First Offenders Program, the enrollment will also constitute a waiver to the right for an administrative hearing and any previous request for a hearing will be withdrawn. If a person has accepted the first offense election and has taken a chemical test, they may also elect at that time to participate in the First Offense Election – Ignition Interlock Device (FOE-IID) Diversion program as part of his/her probation. The person must possess a valid Delaware license at the time of offense in order to qualify for this program.

After election of the First Offense Election – Ignition Interlock Device (FOE-IID) Diversion the driver may apply for an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) license under the following terms:

  1. Provide proof of enrollment in a course of instruction and/or rehabilitation as designated by the court and pay all associated fees related to the course.
  2. At least one month has elapsed since the day the revoked license was received by the Division.
  3. Complete an Ignition Interlock Program application.
  4. Provide proof of insurance for the vehicle to which the Ignition Interlock Device is to be installed.
  5. Your driver’s license and/or privilege is not revoked for another violation that would prohibit the issuance of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) license.

Any person who elects the FOE-IID Diversion program must remain on the Ignition Interlock Device license for 5 months from the date of issuance of the IID license. Prior to reinstatement, the Division must have received a satisfactory program completion. A reinstatement fee must be paid to the Division at the time of reinstatement. The Division will then authorize removal of the Ignition Interlock Device.

Contact a Delaware DUI Defense Lawyer

The Law Office of Brian J. Chapman has several years experience handling first and subsequent offense DUI cases throughout all of Delaware. Mr. Chapman is knowledgeable regarding all programs and alternative sentencing options for those accused of a DUI in Delaware. Call them today to discuss protecting your rights at 302-455-0505. Or, email Mr. Chapman by clicking here.

The Law Office of Brian J. Chapman handles DUI’s, Traffic Violations and other criminal cases in all 3 counties in Delaware. This includes areas such as Wilmington, New Castle, Newark, Pike Creek, Hockessin, Bear, Glasgow, Middletown, Smyrna, Dover, Milford, Seaford, Laurel, Millsboro, Milton, Georgetown, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach & Fenwick Island.