Finally, if you refuse the breathalyzer test, then you are facing a 270 day suspension, or you can opt for the interlock for one year. Here, there is also no option to modify your suspension. Again, you’ll probably take the interlock in order to keep driving.
Bottom line: if you blow over a 0.15 or refuse the breathalyzer test, then you’re likely going to end up putting the interlock in your car in order to keep driving.
A DUI conviction means you’re getting the interlock
There’s a big misconception out there that Noah’s Law means everyone is getting the interlock. Noah’s Law requires the interlock if you are convicted of driving under the influence or driving while impaired. Most first time DUI offenders are not convicted of a DUI. They receive something called a probation before judgment, or PBJ. Therefore, if you blow under a 0.15 or opt to take the suspension, and are not convicted of a DUI, then you won’t have the interlock on your car.
Most first time DUI offenders avoid the interlock, especially if their BAC results are under a 0.15.