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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.

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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.

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