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Ignition Interlock Devices: Understanding Your Legal Options

A drunk driving or DWI conviction can have far-reaching consequences. In addition to potentially heavy court fines, surcharges, DMV driver assessment fees, license revocation, probation or even jail time, you may be required to install an ignition interlock device in every vehicle that you own or operate.

At the Law Office of Luke Scardigno, I understand the impact this can have on your life. As an experienced DWI lawyer in Queens, I have been defending people against criminal charges for more than 30 years. You can rely on me to aggressively protect your rights through experienced negotiations, or at pretrial hearings, and trial in the courtroom.

When Are Interlock Devices Required?

Recent changes to the law have made the installation of an ignition interlock device an automatic requirement upon any drunk driving or DWI conviction. You will be required to have this on your vehicle for a minimum of six months. In addition to the inconvenience and embarrassment of having to blow into a device every time you start your car and again while you are driving, you are responsible for any financial costs associated with the device. This can easily run into the hundreds and thousands of dollars depending how long you are required to keep the device on your vehicle.

Fighting To Protect Your Rights

As an experienced DWI defense attorney, I will thoroughly review the circumstances that led to your arrest. I will advise you of possible defenses and will ensure that your rights are protected every step of the way. In addition to providing a defense against criminal charges, I will also handle any license revocation refusal hearings conducted by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). A conviction is not a foregone conclusion. I will aggressively and competently represent your important interests to avoid adverse consequences.

Call Us For A Free Consultation

DWI charges are serious, and ignition interlock devices are expensive and burdensome. I will help defend you against all charges. Contact a knowledgeable ignition interlock device DWI lawyer online or call 718-414-6186 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case. I help people arrested in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Bronx and Staten Island; all New York City boroughs, as well as people arrested in Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties.

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