Alberta’s Ignition Interlock Program
The Alberta Ignition Interlock Program is designed to allow people convicted of impaired driving, the opportunity to have their driving privileges reinstated. The program places a breathalyzer device in your vehicle that requires a negative BAC breath sample before your vehicle’s ignition can be engaged. In other words, you will be unable to start your car if any alcohol is detected by the device.
Who has to use an Ignition Interlock Device?
Drivers who have been charged with operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of over 0.08, or have been convicted of refusing a breathalyzer test, are automatically subject to the Interlock program.
If you have been charged with impaired driving in the province of Alberta, and are looking to have an Interlock device installed in your vehicle, speak with our team of trusted DUI lawyers in Edmonton. We will defend your case for eligibility for the Alberta’s Ignition Interlock Program, and help you get your license reinstated.
The Cost of the Ignition Interlock Program in Alberta
Drivers charged and sentenced with the mandatory Ignition Interlock program are required to cover all costs associated with the program. If facing charges for repeat offenses, there may also be additional costs associated with court-mandated addiction assessments and monitoring.
Summary of Ignition Interlock Program Costs
- $63 application fee + Registry Agent fees
- $150 + GST one-time installation charge
- $105 + GST monthly rental fee
- $50 + GST device removal charge
- $220 for “Planning Ahead” driver program / $750 for the “Impact” driver program
- Restricted operator’s license and road-test fees
Contact our Edmonton DUI lawyers if you are facing drunk driving charges
The Alberta government has taken an increasingly strict stance on impaired driving, and the consequences of an impaired driving charge can be devastating. Don’t let a momentary lapse in judgement affect your position within the community, your personal relationships, and your ability to work in this province.
If you have been charged with impaired driving in Alberta, contact our trusted team of criminal defense lawyers. Hiring dedicated, and experienced legal representation is the first step in defending your rights and ensuring that you have access to all available legal options. Call us, and we will help defend your future.