Do I have to install the ignition interlock device?
This guide will help those concerned about when and for which offense an ignition interlock device must be installed.
Offenses which require mandatory ignition interlock installation.New York Vehicle and Traffic Law 1192 (2), (2-a), or (3) Requires that defendants convicted of a misdemeanor or felony DWI crime; "shall be sentenced to a period of probation or conditional discharge, in addition to any sentence of imprisonment or payment of any fine or penalty imposed, and that they be ordered to install an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) in any motor vehicle they own or operate."
Camera's are now required on all New York installations.As of November 1, 2013 a camera is a requirement of ALL Ignition Interlock Devices for those who have them installed as a result of a conviction to New York Vehicle and Traffic Law 1192 (2), (2-a), or (3).
DWI offenses which do not require mandatory ignition interlock installation.VTL 1192.1 Driving while ability impaired by alcohol, VTL 1192.4 Driving while ability impaired by Drugs and VTL 1192.4-a Driving while ability impaired Drugs & Alcohol are not mandatory ignition interlock installation offenses under Leandra's Law.
Leandra's LawThe law is named for Leandra Rosado, "an 11 year old girl, who was killed in New York City on October 11, 2009 when her friend's mother, Carmen Huertas, flipped the car they were in while allegedly under the influence of alcohol."1 Pursuant to New York Vehicle Traffic Law 1192-2a, any defendant operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated with a child less than 16 years of age is guilty of a Class E Felony. In addition to the mandatory ignition interlock installation requirements discussed above, defendants convicted under Leandra's Law can be sentenced of up to four years, a fine up to $5000 in addition to mandatory license revocation.