New York City Leandra’s Law Attorney
In December 2009 New York enacted Leandra’s Law. Leandra’s Law makes it a Class E felony to drive a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs with a child under the age of 16 in the vehicle. The most far-reaching impact of Leandra’s Law, however, is that it imposes an ignition interlock device (IID) on all drivers convicted of DWI, even first-time misdemeanor offenders. The IID penalty will be imposed in addition to the fines, license suspension and other penalties involved in a DWI conviction.
How Does The IID Work?
The IID works as follows: before you are able to start your vehicle, you must provide a breath sample to the IID. If the IID detects the presence of alcohol in your breath, your car will not start. You will have to maintain an IID in every vehicle you own for at least six months. In addition, you will be required to pay for the costs of installing and maintaining the IID. It costs around $100 to install an IID, and it costs about $100 each month to maintain an IID. These expenses add up quickly.
The IID is mandatory. Therefore, if you have been charged with DWI, the only way to avoid these consequences is by achieving a dismissal of the charges. Your best chance to achieve a dismissal is by hiring dynamic, experienced legal representation. The defense attorneys of Goldberg & Allen have achieved successful results for a host of people facing DWI charges. Our law firm will undertake a comprehensive review of the evidence to determine which legal and factual defenses are available to you. We will then work tirelessly to accomplish the best possible outcome depending on the facts of the case.
Call Goldberg & Allen Today — 212-766-3366
Leandra’s Law can have a significant impact on your life going forward. Our New York City Leandra’s Law lawyers can help you mount a strong defense against DWI allegations. Contact our law firm online or call 212-766-3366 for a free consultation.