Expansion of Ignition Interlock Device in New York for Persons Convicted of DWI

A number of additions were made to “Leandra’s Law” at the end of 2013 that substantially affect the imposition of an interlock device on your vehicle if convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI).

The most substantial change is the minimum period the interlock device may be connected to your car was expanded to 1 year.

Do I Have To Keep The Interlock Device On My Car For 1 Year?

There is a way the interlock device can be removed after 6 months, but you should request the advice of counsel on whether you can convince a court that you fall within this exception.

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