Faced With A DWI Charge In New York – Facing Possible Ignition Interlock Device – Use Of Employer-Owned Vehicles
If you have been charged in New York with a DWI / DUI you are facing the possibility that you will have to install an Ignition Interlock Device in your car.
The best way to try to avoid this penalty would be to try to avoid pleading guilty to or being found guilty of a DWI. The best way to do that would be to consult with and hire an experienced attorney that handles DWI cases in New York.
If however you can not avoid the DWI conviction you may, under certain conditions use an employer-owned vehicle WITHOUT the installation of the Ignition Interlock Device if you:
1. Use the vehicle only in the course and scope of the defendant’s employment;
2. If the employer has been notified that the motorist is subject to the ignition interlock device requirement;
3. If the motorist has provided the Court and the Probation Department with written proof indicating that the motorist’s employer is aware of the ignition interlock requirement and has granted the motorist permission to operate the employer’s vehicle without an ignition interlock device, only for business purposes; and
4. The motorist has notified the Court and the Department of Probation of his or her intention to operate the employer’s vehicle.
If you have any questions about the ignition interlock device or any other aspect of the law or your case feel free to contact us Statewide.