New York State Leandra's Law
The Child Passenger Protection Act or “Leandra’s Law”
provides stiff prison penalties for someone convicted of a DWI when a
child under age 16 is in a car at the time of the offense. If a child
passenger was injured or killed because the driver was intoxicated or
impaired by drugs, the driver may face 15-25 years in prison.
Leandra's Law made New York's consequences for drunk driving among
the strictest in the nation. Hundreds of New Yorkers have been arrested
under the law, and it is vitally important that you contact our experienced
Westchester County DWI defense lawyers to ensure that you are protected
against these consequences.
Penalties Under Leandra's Law
Under Leandra's Law, all drivers with any DWI conviction are required
to install ignition interlock devices in any vehicle that they own or
operate for at least six months. The devices are mandatory even for first-time
offenders, and also even if no child was a passenger in the car. Drivers
must pay for the equipment installation and maintenance themselves. For
more information on ignition interlock devices please visit our Ignition
Interlock Device page.
Aggressive, Experienced & Skilled Westchester DWI Lawyer On Your Side
If you have been charged with a Leandra’s Law felony DWI, do not
delay in contacting an experienced Leandra’s Law DWI lawyer at our
office. We offer free consultations.
Contact us online or by telephone at (914) 840-5104 to speak with a Westchester County DWI lawyer.