Leandra Law Charges
Carmel DWI Lawyer Defending You Against Harsh Punishment
Are you facing charges under New York’s Leandra law? There are serious repercussions for any DUI conviction and it is critical for you to seek help from a Carmel DUI lawyer with the right experience and knowledge. The Law Office of Keith R. Murphy offers focused representation for clients charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Putnam County.
Provisions of Leandra’s Law
The Child Passenger Protection Act, also known as Leandra’s Law, went into full effect in 2010. The law imposes tougher penalties on individuals who put a child passenger at risk when driving under the influence. Leandra law was named in memory of Leandra Rosado, an 11-year-old girl who died in an accident when the mother of her friend drove with Leandra and seven other children, while under the influence of alcohol.
The provisions of the law include:
- Courts to order mandatory installation of ignition interlock devices when a passenger under 16 is in the vehicle at the time of the arrest
- The ignition interlock device must be maintained for at least six months
- This provision is in addition to any other terms of sentencing for DWI
- The convicted individual must pay the costs of installation and maintenance
The cost of the device can range from $75 to $100 for installation. In addition, you will have to pay the monthly fee, which can range from $70 to $100 per month. During this time, you are prohibited from driving any vehicle that is not equipped with the device. Should you drive another vehicle, you could be charged with a Class A misdemeanor and face up to a year in jail. Anyone assisting someone by blowing into the device can also be charged with a Class A misdemeanor.
Free Consultations with a DUI Attorney Serving Putnam & Westchester Counties
The Law Office of Keith R. Murphy offers free consultations for individuals facing charges under Leandra law and other DUI charges. It is imperative that you contact an attorney as soon as possible and do not admit guilt before consulting with your Carmel DWI attorney.