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New York ignition interlock

Ignition interlock 
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New York ignition interlock device laws 

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New York ignition interlock laws require that any driver convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI) must install an ignition interlock device on every vehicle they operate. Intoxalock is here to help. We have over 20 years of experience helping people just like you install an ignition interlock or car breathalyzer in New York and get back on the road.

Don’t let the thought of installing an ignition interlock (car breathalyzer, BAIID, IID or interlock system) intimidate you. Our state specialists will help you find a local service center, schedule an installation near your home, answer all of your ignition interlock questions and walk you through the process of regaining your license the fastest way possible.

Intoxalock ignition interlock benefits in the State of New York:

  • #1 provider of ignition interlocks in New York
  • Largest service center network in the state
  • Affordable ignition interlock device pricing
  • Over 1,800 convenient locations nationwide
  • The fastest way to get back on the road legally in NY
Ignition interlocks laws and requirements in the State of New York

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New York ignition interlock & drunk driving laws:

Ignition interlock requirements

If you are convicted of a misdemeanor or felony drunk driving charge, including a first offense, you will be required to install and maintain an IID. If convicted of an Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated offense or any repeat alcohol or drug offense within five years, a judge is also required to order the installation of an IID during both the revocation and probation period that follows.

When an IID is ordered by a court, it must be installed on each vehicle you own and operate, and must remain installed for the duration of your IID order. The IID restriction will appear on the back of your driver license document as “interlock device.” The restriction will be added to your driver license record even if your license is revoked.

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Leandra’s Law

Number one ignition interlock provider in New York Leandra’s Law includes two major components; one to toughen the penalties for driving impaired with children in the vehicle and one to require ignition interlocks for those convicted. Under Leandra’s Law, courts are required to impose a period of probation or conditional discharge for anyone convicted of a felony or misdemeanor drunk driving offense. During that period, you will be required to install and maintain an ignition interlock device, for at least 12 months, in any motor vehicle you own or operate.

Additional fees and requirements you may be subject to:

  • Participation in New York State’s Drinking Driver Program (DDP) or an approved out-of-state program
  • Attend a Victim Impact Panel
  • Pay a mandatory surcharge fee and a fee for assistance to crime victims
  • For each of the next three years, you may also be required to pay a Driver Responsibility Assessment* fee
  • An alcohol assessment for certain repeat offenders

*Required for certain violations that result in a conviction or administrative finding


Ignition interlock process

1. Pay all fines, fees and court costs.

Make sure your vehicle is in working order, including horn, battery and all electrical systems. Make any repairs necessary prior to installing your IID.

If you want to install an IID in a vehicle that is not titled in your name, you will need a notarized affidavit from the vehicle’s owner granting permission.

Gather the following information:

  • Emergency Response Program (e.g.) for interception of a targeted vehicle during a rolling re-test failure
  • Condition of Discharge, Probation Order or DMV Problem Driver form. If you have been pre-sentenced, you will need a Pre-Sentence Order issued by the court
  • Copy of your photo ID and a list of all drivers who may drive the vehicle
  • The vehicle identification number and license plate number of your vehicle
  • Your insurance information
  • Your probation officer’s or monitoring authority’s information

Ignition interlock classification

The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services and Office of Probation and Correctional Alternatives (DCJS/OPCA) classifies all certified IIDs into categories based upon features of the devices.*

Class I: Camera

Class II: Camera, GPS & Real-time

Class III: Camera, GPS, Real-time & 911 Notification

*Intoxalock devices meet all state class requirements.


This information is provided as a guideline only. Each case will vary

 

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