Ignition Interlock Devices

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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!