What is an SIIRDL and can I get one?

SIIRDL Is a Special Interlock Ignition Restricted Driver License.

This driver license allows you to drive during a court ordered restriction such as a suspension, cancellation or revocationHere’s the tricky part: you are technically still under suspension, revocation or cancellation by the court but you are being permitted to drive to work, school, drug/alcohol screening, education or treatment facilities for scheduled appointments, your probation officer,  your healthcare provider(s) and a certified ignition interlock device provider.

Who Gets One?

After January 1, 2012, and upon application only (i.e.  You must go to MVD and ask) anyone with a class D or G license suspended or revoked due to:

1)      refusing to cooperate with a law enforcement officer by providing blood, breath, or urine (refusal suspension)

2)      a revocation due to a second misdemeanor DUI within seven years

3)      an aggravated or felony DUI

The Legal Jargon: Arizona Revised Statutes § 28 – 1401 and 1402.

Be careful: the law changed effective January 1, 2012.  So if your date of violation is prior to January 1, 2012, the old Arizona Revised Statutes § 28 – 1402 applies to you.   The new law allows for a SIIRDL for second time misdemeanor DUIs and first time class IV and class VI felony DUIs.  Therefore, if your date of violation was prior to January 1, 2012, you may not be eligible for a SIIRDL under the circumstances.