Ignition Interlock Devices Penalties
An ignition interlock device is a breathalyzer instrument installed in
a vehicle. In order to start the car, the driver must breathe into the
device and provide a breath sample. The car will not start if alcohol
is detected. According to the New York State Department of Criminal Justice
Services (DCJS), installation of an interlock device costs between $75
and $100, and there also is a monthly fee that ranges from $70 to $100.
If a person is convicted of a DWI as misdemeanor or felony, the court will
order that the person install an ignition interlock on each vehicle the
motorist owns or operates. The device must remain installed for at least
six months. The ignition interlock restriction will be added to the driver
license record even if the license is revoked. The restriction will appear
on the back of the driver license document as "interlock device."
For more information about how a DWI charge could affect your license,
please visit our
Driver's License Issues page.
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Arrested for Driving without the IID in Westchester County?
If you have been arrested for driving a vehicle without the IID on your
vehicle you must immediately contact our DWI defense lawyers. This is
a criminal offense and is taken very seriously by the District Attorney's
Office and the Courts.
Our DWI attorneys provide an aggressive defense. We will do everything
possible to protect you from the consequences of driving without an IID
including jail, a violation of probation or a conditional discharge. Our
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