New York DWI Ignition Interlock Devices
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Any driver convicted of misdemeanor or felony drunk driving charges in NY are required to install and maintain ignition interlock devices at their own expense on any vehicles they own or operate for a minimum of six months. Ignition interlock devices are connected to a motor vehicle ignition system and measures the alcohol content of the operator’s breath. As a result, the vehicle cannot be started until the driver provides an acceptable sample breath. New York DWI lawyer Carl Spector will work relentlessly on your case with the goal of getting your DWI charges reduced or completely dismissed to avoid these penalties.
For an Aggravated-DWI offense in New York, or any repeat alcohol or drug offense within five years, a judge is required to order the system installed on each vehicle owned or operated by the motorist during both the revocation period and any probation period that follows.
The Cost of an Ignition Interlock Device
The cost of the ignition interlock device depends on the vendor and the level of ignition interlock service. Generally it costs approximately $100 for installation and a monthly fee of $100. The individual that is convicted of DWI in New York has to pay to pay all the fees associated with installing and maintaining these devices.
While using the interlock device, you may be eligible to hold a conditional license. However, your license will be revoked if you fail to comply with the court’s terms, or you are convicted of any traffic offense other than parking, stopping or standing.
If you’ve been arrested for DWI anywhere in the state of New York and need driving privileges, we urge you to contact our New York DWI Lawyer for a no obligation consultation. Attorney Carl Spector has over 30 years of experience defending the rights of motorists in New York. Contact him today to arrange a free confidential consultation. Let his experience work for you.