Ignition Interlock Devices In New Paltz
Compared to some of the penalties associated with a drinking and driving conviction, the installation of an ignition interlock device may seem relatively minor. However, it can prove very costly, so it is best avoided if possible.
My name is Larry Trank. I have more than 20 years of experience as a lawyer fighting driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges in New Paltz, Ulster County and throughout New York’s Hudson Valley. My goal is to prevent a DWI conviction entirely or minimize the penalties that you will face. I have a reputation for working hard to provide positive results.
Understand The Cost Of An Ignition Interlock Device
In some drinking and driving cases, the installation of an ignition interlock device may be the best possible outcome. In others, it may be avoided. Either way, it is important that you understand the full cost of an ignition interlock device.
First of all, there is the cost of installation. Depending on the type of vehicle, this can cost up to $200. Then there is the cost of renting the device. This can cost up to $100 per month. You will also have to pay to have the device maintained and calibrated, which is typically required every two months. When the time comes, you will have to pay to have the device removed. Depending on the time period, the device may end up costing you thousands.
As your attorney, I will educate you about how much this penalty will cost you based on the specific details of your case. I will also review any alternatives, including fighting your drunk driving case at trial if appropriate.
Free Consultation About Ignition Interlock Devices
Is the installation of an ignition interlock device the best possible outcome? Is there a way to avoid it and other DWI penalties? Contact me today for a free initial consultation.