Ignition Interlock Devices for a Car
If you have been charged and convicted with DWI or DUI, you will know about ignition interlock devices for a car. These are devices that go onto your vehicle and make you pass a breathalyzer test in order to start your vehicle.
Ignition Interlock Devices for a Car | Installing an IID
In New York, if you’re convicted of DWI or DUI as a misdemeanor, you will be required to install an ignition interlock device in your motor vehicle. Many people don’t know about this and, for those who do, some mystery about it remains. Let’s eliminate that mystery. An ignition interlock device is a device that is ordinarily installed – at your expense, if you can afford it – for a period of 12 months. Over a year, maintaining the device can cost quite a bit of money. Once the machine is installed, you’ll have to blow into it before your vehicle will start. Then, periodically as you drive, you’ll be signaled to blow into the machine again and again to make sure there’s no alcohol in your system. If you have questions about the ignition interlock device, please give me a call, and we can discuss it further.
Ignition Interlock Devices for a Car | Early Removal of an IID
If you’ve been convicted of DWI or DUI in the state of New York and been required to install an ignition interlock device in your car, it may actually be possible – in certain circumstances – to have that device removed from your car earlier than the full year to which you were sentenced. Ordinarily, once installed, an ignition interlock device must remain in place for six months. However, in certain circumstances, the parties agree to a year. It may be possible in your particular instance, to challenge that full year by returning to court and requesting that the ignition interlock device be removed after six months. Give me a call if you want to discuss doing so.
If you have questions about ignition interlock devices, please call our experienced NYC DWI lawyer Carl Spector today for a free consultation.