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Q: Fourth felony DUI new law you can have your license back immediately with interlock?

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T. Augustus Claus
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A: If you have a fourth felony DUI, you will be required to serve a mandatory jail sentence of at least 18 months. You will also need an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle for at least 3 years. An ignition interlock device is a device that prevents you from starting your car if you have been drinking alcohol.

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Reid DeChant
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A: First, the other answer to this question is incorrect so please do your own research before trusting random people on the internet. The minimum jail sentence is 90 days on a F4 DUI. I’m assuming the attorney is from another state.

Second, there are a lot of factors that come into play to determine if you need an interlock device and when you are eligible to reinstate early for the restricted license.

I’m assuming the “new law” you are talking about is the 2023 DMV change that allows immediate reinstatement with the interlock device assuming you submitted a chemical test.

I highly suggest you hire an attorney to guide you through your case. DUIs have tons of pitfalls and a felony carries up to 6 years of prison, so it’s nothing to try to handle yourself.

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