Ignition Interlock Devices

DWI Penalties: Ignition Interlock Devices

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An ignition interlock device (or IID) is an instrument installed in a vehicle that requires the driver to breathe into the device and provide a breath sample in order to start the car. If alcohol is detected, the car will not start.

Ignition Interlock Device: Cost of Installation

The New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services reports that installation of an interlock device costs between $75 and $100. In addition, there is a monthly fee that ranges from $70 to $100.

Why and How Long are Ignition Interlock Devices Installed?

Ignition Interlock Devices are installed after a person is convicted of a DWI. It does not matter whether the individual is convicted of misdemeanor or felony DWI, the court will order that an ignition interlock device be installed 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."

Proven, Aggressive & Skilled DWI Lawyers in Westchester County

Do not delay in contacting the experienced DWI lawyers of Riebling & Payton, PLLC if you have been charged with any DWI offense. During the initial free consultation, we will discuss the details of your case, answer your questions and explain the process of the DWI prosecution. Contact us online or by telephone at (914) 712-6878 to speak with a Westchester County DWI lawyer.

Driving without the IID in Westchester County

If you are stopped while driving a vehicle without the required Ignition Interlock Device, you will be arrested and charged with a crime. The Westchester County District Attorney takes these types of offenses very serious and they will seek to prosecute to the extent allowable under the law.

The DWI attorneys at Riebling & Payton, PLLC will start working immediately to provide a complete and comprehensive defense. We will do what is necessary to protect you from the possible penalties of driving without a court ordered Ignition Interlock Device. Those penalties include jail, the filing of a violation of probation or the filing of a violation of a conditional discharge.


Call today for your free initial consultation and learn more about how we will fight for you and your driver’s license. Contact Us at (914) 712-6878.




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