Leandra S Law Ignition Interlock

Leandra’s Law & Ignition Interlock Attorney in Nassau County

In 2009, New York state lawmakers enacted Leandra’s Law, which created two important changes in the consequences for DWI convictions. The first change states that if an individual is arrested of drunk driving while a person of 15 years or younger is in the vehicle, the driver will face a felony charge.

If convicted under this new law, individuals face a prison sentence up to four years and a fine of $1,000 to $5,000. You will also be reported to the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment.

The second major change to DWI regulations under Leandra’s Law is the mandatory ignition interlock device for individuals convicted of any form of DWI (including first-time offenders). This means a device will be installed in your vehicle for for one year.

These new penalties were in addition to already strict punishments, such as fines, loss of license, increased insurance rates, a criminal record, probation and potential jail time. With so much at stake in your DWI case, you need an aggressive defense from a criminal lawyer with proven results.

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Experienced Criminal Defenders Protecting Your Future

At the Nassau County law firm of Lerner & Lerner, P.C., your future and freedom are our primary concern. We are highly skilled criminal defenders with 70 years of combined legal experience. Our lawyers understand how to craft winning defenses based on individual circumstances.

We will ensure that the police followed all the required procedures throughout the process and will help you find positive steps to assist in damage control of your charge. While there are no guarantees in your case, our lawyers will fight aggressively to help put your DWI charge behind you.

In Order To Defend Against A DWI, You Need To Understand The Laws

Changes to DWI penalties are not likely to stop with Leandra’s Law. Legislators are always considering new criminal laws, and the area of DWI is no exception. Because our firm has a special focus on DWI defense, we always stay abreast of changing laws and how they may affect our clients’ rights and defense options.

Contact Our Lawyers Today For Help On Long Island

The first step in protecting your freedom starts with a call to our law firm. Contact our DWI ignition interlock attorneys in Nassau County, New York, today at 516-586-0383.

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  • Kim was patient/understanding and easy to work with.

    “Professional and knowledgeable, she dissected the situation and researched everything she needed in a matter of minutes. Within an hr after my initial call, she was my representative.”

    - Dan
  • There is simply no one else to trust with DWI or other criminal charges in Nassau County than this attorney.

    “Kimberly told me she thought I could get my DWI reduced and and the other charge dismissed or reduced. I was skeptical, but I hired her because I thought she was my best shot at getting out of this alive without a criminal record. She did just that. Months”

    - Rob
  • Guided me every step of the way. She's very caring and understanding

    “I was tight on money but she was very patient and never gave up on me. She's a great lawyer and fought for me until I got the lowest penalty. She's extremely informative, reliable and respectful”

    - Yurman
  • She is so smart and well respected in the courts.

    “Ms. Lerner handled my situation with such compassion. She is so smart and well respected in the courts. She was able to show the DA the situation without going to trial and my case was dismissed. She does not give up.”

    - B.
  • She is so reasonable and will really listen. I strongly recommend her.

    “Kimberly really cares about her clients. She represented me on a DWI case and she really knows her stuff.”

    - Jennifer

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