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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.

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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.

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