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Find Out More about Ignition Interlock Devices
In November of 2009, the New York State Legislature made some key changes
to the Vehicle and Traffic Laws by signing Leandra’s Law into effect.
This new law, named in honor of Leandra Rosado who was killed while riding
in the intoxicated vehicle of her friend’s mother.
The new laws state that anybody who is convicted of driving while intoxicated
(DWI) must install an ignition interlock device in their vehicle for at
least 12 months. These devices require that the driver blow into a breathalyzer
that electronically unlocks the car’s ignition. If you are required
to install one of these in your vehicle, you will be required to pay all
fees associated with the process.
When you are arrested for a DWI, it is important to obtain legal representation
as soon as possible. You will not have much time between your arrest and
arraignment in court, making retaining legal counsel quickly vital towards
clearing your name. At
The Rossi Law Firm, we have 34 years’ legal practice experience and a long list successful
outcomes, including many DWI cases. We have obtained numerous professional
ratings and industry honors, including inclusion on the list of Super
Lawyers and a 10.0 Superb rating from Avvo.
Call The Rossi Law Firm today by dialing 716.951.5040 to
schedule your consultation after you have been arrested for DWI!
Ignition Interlock Device Offenses
In recent times, the law has been expanded to include mandatory ignition
interlock device installation for all DWI offenders, making a skilled
criminal defense important to help you maintain your ability to drive.
Penalties for DWI can also include:
- Jail time
- Large fines and legal fees
- Probation with a restricted license
- Community service
- Drug or alcohol counseling
If you have been charged with DWI, don’t wait! Contact The Rossi
Law Firm today and get legal help from one of Buffalo’s premiere
choices for criminal defense!