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New York Ignition Interlock Device

Being charged with a DWI can be a frightening and bewildering experience. A New York Ignition Interlock Device Lawyer can tell you that there are many details to contend with, and the fear of the unknown only increases anxiety. In New York, an ignition interlock device (IID) is often required as part of probation when you are charged with a DWI. Whether or not a device will be required in your particular case will depend on the circumstances of your case and within the sole discretion of the sentencing judge. If you have been charged with a DWI, it is important to not face this challenge alone. Speak with a qualified New York DUI Lawyer from Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC for counsel and guidance.

If you are required to install an Interlock Ignition Device, you will probably be required to provide proof that the device has been installed. You could be responsible for paying the costs associated with installing the device, as well as any monthly charges. If you are required to drive a company car, you may operate a vehicle without an IID as long as your employer is made aware of the IID requirement, and proof of notification is kept in the vehicle.

Once the IID is installed on the vehicle, it must remain there for the full time required. Anyone who uses the vehicle will need to use the device to start it. Periodic, random breath tests are required while the car is operating to prevent a sober friend from starting the vehicle for you. Failure to provide a sample, or registering a sample over .05% blood alcohol concentration (BAC), will sound an alarm. If an alarm sounds, it will not disable the vehicle, so that an accident will not occur. It is also important to note that attempts to tamper with the device can result in further penalties.

It is important to ensure that your rights are protected. In order to obtain the best possible result with your DWI or DWAI case, speak with a dedicated New York Drunk Driving Lawyer from Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC. We want to create an aggressive defense strategy and ensure that your rights are protected at all times. Whether you have been charged with a Felony DWI, or have been cited for a DWAI, we can offer you sound legal advice as well as a free consultation. Come and visit any of our convenient office locations serving New York City, Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island or Brooklyn. We also have offices in Westchester County, Nassau County and Suffolk County on Long Island. Contact us today at 800.696.9529.