Ignition Interlock Device (IID)


On August 15, 2010, New York enacted a new law that applies to drivers convicted of DWI. This law, known as Leandra’s Law, requires that any person convicted of DWI or DWAI-Drugs must have an ignition interlock device (IID) installed in his or her car during probation or a conditional discharge. The ignition interlock device requires a driver to exhale into the device prior to starting the car. If the driver has an unacceptable blood alcohol level, the car will not start.

Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys With Offices In Westchester County

The law firm of Greenspan & Greenspan P.C. offers tenacious, knowledgeable representation to people accused of DWI or DWAI. Our ignition interlock devices New York lawyers can help you understand all of the issues associated with a DWI conviction, including the ignition interlock device.

If you have been convicted of DWI, an IID must be installed in each car that you own. It will cost approximately $190 to install and uninstall the device. It will also cost approximately $100 for each month the IID is installed in your vehicle. Further, your driver’s license will have an “ignition interlock” restriction. The length of time the IID is installed in your vehicle will depend on what charge you were convicted of. In every case, the IID must be installed for at least six months.

How Can I Avoid Having To Install An Ignition Interlock Device?

A conviction to driving while ability impaired (DWAI) will not result in the installation of an IID. Our law firm will obviously explore every opportunity to seek the dismissal of your charges. If the evidence in your case will support a dismissal or acquittal, we will explore the possibility of seeking a reduced charge such as DWAI.

Contact The DUI/DWI Defense Lawyers Of Greenspan & Greenspan P.C.

Our lawyers are very knowledgeable when it comes to New York laws. Call our White Plains office or our New City office at 914-946-2500 to schedule a free phone consultation. You may also email our law firm.

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