New York DWI – DUI Ignition Interlock Device
Any driver convicted of misdemeanor or felony drunk driving charges in NY — even first-time offenders — are required to install and maintain ignition interlock devices at their own expense on any vehicles they own or operate – for a minimum of six months.
The device is connected to a motor vehicle ignition system and measures the alcohol content of the operator’s breath. As a result, the vehicle cannot be started until the driver provides an acceptable sample breath.
For an Aggravated-DWI offense in New York, or any repeat alcohol or drug offense within five years, a judge is required to order the system installed on each vehicle owned or operated by the motorist during both the revocation period and any probation period that follows.
How much does the Ignition Interlock Device cost?
The cost of the Ignition Interlock Device depends on the vendor and the level of ignition interlock service. Generally it costs approximately $100 for installation and a monthly fee of $100. And you’ll get no help in paying for this. The individual that is convicted of DWI in New York has to pay to pay all the fees associated with installing and maintaining these devices.
This cost, significant insurance rate increases, and impact on your current job and future employment opportunities, is the reason we work hard to try and get your DWI / DUI charges reduced or dismissed.
Some Good News
While using the interlock device, you may be eligible to hold a conditional license
But keep this in mind – your license will be revoked if you fail to comply with the court’s terms, or you are convicted of any traffic offense other than parking, stopping or standing.
If you’ve been arrested for DWI anywhere in the state of New York – and need driving privileges – we urge you to call for a no obligation consultation.
The attorneys with New York DUI have significant experience handling DWI license suspensions and will use their knowledge of the law to get the best possible result for you.
For some of the most experienced DWI/DUI representation in New York, give us a call. We will not pressure you. We will not play any games. We’ll answer your questions – and ask you a few as well. And if you want us to help….we will.
- In the NYC area and Long Island, call us at 212 683 5912.
- For WNY & Upstate NY, call 1 800 879 6410.
- If the call is long distance, or you live elsewhere in New York, call us for free at 1 800 879 6410.
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