Anyone sentenced for DWI/drunk driving in New York must install an ignition interlock device on any car or other vehicle they own. Furthermore, drivers convicted of DWI will have an "ignition interlock" restriction added to their driving license.
The only way to fight this driving constraint is to fight your sentence. New York City ignition interlock device lawyer and DWI defense attorney Seth Ian Katz has more than 10 years of experience protecting the rights of drivers throughout New York. If you have been charged with drunk driving, turn to the Katz Law Offices in Manhattan and Staten Island as soon as possible.
What Is an Ignition Interlock Device?
An ignition interlock device is a device intended to prevent individuals with unacceptable blood alcohol content in their system to drive their cars. Convicted drunk drivers must connect it to the ignition system of all of their cars for a set number of months or years (at least six months).
If you are convicted for drunk driving, you will not only have to install an ignition interlock device, you will also have to pay for it. These devices are not cheap and can add a substantial amount to the fines you are already required to pay.
When Do You Need to Install an Ignition Interlock Device in New York?
Any conviction for drunk driving in New York requires drivers to install an ignition interlock device for at least six months. This requirement may increase with the severity of the DWI offense. Therefore, if you are charged with a second/repeat DWI or felony DWI, you may be required to install an ignition interlock device for more than a year.
Manhattan Drunk Driving Arrest Lawyer
If you have been charged with DWI, act quickly to secure an experienced Staten Island and Manhattan drunk driving arrest lawyer. Katzlawyers.com is prepared to fight for the rights of clients throughout New York through aggressive negotiations with the prosecution or in court. Call us in Manhattan at 212-747-0606 or in Staten Island at 718-876-8105 or contact us online today.