Westchester County Criminal Defense & Family Law Attorneys
Free Consultation 914.840.5104
Starting Your Car After a DWI Offense

Ignition Interlock Devices Penalties

Westchester County DWI Defense Attorneys

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.

Aggressive, Experienced & Skilled DWI Lawyers in Westchester County

If you have been charged with a DWI offense, do not delay in contacting an experienced 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.

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 DWI defense team will work with you to protect your freedom and your driver's license.

Call today for a free initial consultation.

Why You Should Choose Our Law Firm

  • Experience & Perspective

    65+ years of combined experience, including criminal prosecution

  • Published Legal Authors

    Co-authored national bestsellers on DWI and criminal defense

  • Award Winning

    Avvo Clients’ Choice Award for Family Law and Criminal Defense

  • Premier Counsel

    Selection for Super Lawyers® (top 5% of New York attorneys)

Get Started with a Free Confidential Consultation

  • Please enter your name.
  • This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.

Read What Our Clients Have To Say:

  • “Mr. Riebling is very professional, knowledgeable and confident.”

    Marcella J.
  • “I have worked with Keith Brown and he always took the time to answer my questions. He always had a plan for me and explained everything clearly.”

    Jason B.
  • “With me every step of the way”

    Kara
  • “They are winners!”

    Former Client
  • “I had spent three years working hard for 0 points on my license, so the small investment in RPS for a good defense seemed a good idea.”

    Oliver T.
  • “He is very responsive and clearly knows what he is doing.”

    Former Client
  • “Thank you for saving my driving record.”

    Former Client
  • “Delivered the on the results!”

    Patrick
  • “I was lucky to have such an open and compassionate lawyer.”

    Former Client
  • “It was also obvious to me that the judges and even the prosecutors know and liked Andrew which I believe made him lawyer much more effective and successful in my case.”

    Ricky C.
  • “David's professionalism put me at ease and I felt confident in his ability to represent me during my court appearance.”

    B.M.
  • “In the best hands”

    Karina
  • “David Sachs and Andrew Proto demonstrated strong character, punctuality, support and constantly searching for all options to win my both cases, and they made it possible.”

    Adela L.
  • “Each lawyer in the firm is very professional. We had complete confidence in them when we retained them for our son's felony drug case.”

    Laura and Todd D.
  • “David Sachs is a fantastic lawyer and overall good guy”

    J.B.