Yes, it’s true. If you were arrested for a first DUI in Los Angeles County after July 1, 2010 and you subsequently convicted of DUI, the Califorina DMV will send you a letter telling you that you are required to install an ignition interlock device (IID) on your car. You will be required to drive with the IID for a period of 5 months after installation. This rquirement is mandated by the DMV not the court. If you are convicted of a DUI, the court will notify the DMV of the requirement shortly after your court date. So what happens if you decide to drive without getting the IID installed?
Los Angeles County DUI First Offenders – Ignition Interlock Device Requirement
Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer