An ignition interlock limited license is a restricted license that allows the driver to operate a motor vehicle equipped with an ignition interlock device. Under new Pennsylvania law, an individual whose operating privileges are suspended for a DUI conviction, or a refusal to submit to chemical testing may obtain an IILL while serving the mandatory license suspension.
An individual whose license is suspended for a DUI conviction, and has no prior offenses, may immediately apply to obtain an IILL. For those with a prior DUI offense, an IILL may be obtained as follows: (1) for those convicted of a ungraded misdemeanor, the IILL may be obtained after six months of the twelve month license suspension; (2) for those convicted of a first degree misdemeanor, the IILL may be obtained after nine months of the eighteen month license suspension.
The new law also provides relief for those who have had their license suspended for a chemical test refusal. In this case, an IILL may be issued after six months of a twelve month suspension as a result of a refusal.