New Windsor/Newburgh, New York, DWI Defense Attorneys
Helping You Understand Drunk Driving Laws in New York State
Drunk driving laws have increased in severity in New York and across the U.S. Still, it comes as a shock that, if you plead guilty to or are convicted of any DWI charge in New York state, you will be ordered to install an approved ignition interlock device on any vehicle you own or operate. The ignition interlock device will likely need to remain in place for at least six months.
If you face a misdemeanor or felony DWI charge in New York, including a first-time charge, contact the Hudson Valley and Orange County criminal defense lawyers of Silver, Forrester & Lesser, P.C. We have handled the defense of DWI charges in southeast New York for more than 45 years. Since 1965, we have remained current regarding drunk driving laws in New York, including laws concerning ignition interlock devices.
Contact the attorneys of Silver, Forrester & Lesser, P.C., for experienced DWI legal assistance. Contact us at 845-764-4757 or 866-687-1338.
An ignition interlock device (IID) is an alcohol detection system that drivers blow into prior to starting the vehicle. If any alcohol is detected, the vehicle will not start. IIDs usually cost about $100 to install, and service charges can easily cost hundreds of dollars more per month, especially for multiple cars.
The only way to avoid the need to install and maintain an IID on your vehicle following a DWI arrest is to avoid the DWI conviction itself or to give up your vehicle.
We have handled more than 1,000 DWI cases and are highly skilled at investigating cases and contesting charges based on your rights as a driver. We have succeeded in having DWI charges dismissed in numerous instances, resulting in the avoidance of all legal penalties, including the need to install an IID. For more information, contact a lawyer at our firm by calling 845-764-4757 or 866-687-1338.