“Leandra’s Law”, a new Child Passenger Protection Act, set to minimize drunk drivers is now in effect. It gives a felony to those who drive while intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol or drugs with children under the age of 16 in their vehicles. The new law denotes that if one is caught driving with a child under 16 years old with a blood alcohol content of .08 or more one may be punishable with an E Class Felony and face up to 4 years in prison; they would also automatically have their license suspended. Courts also have the right to install an ignition interlock system for a period of six months in addition to any imprisonment term. If an intoxicated or impaired driver is caught driving with someone below the age of 16 and also causes someone’s death they may also face a B Class Felony with up to 25 years in prison. If intoxicated or impaired and caught driving with someone under the age of 16 and causes serious hard to an individual they may face up to 15 years and if a parent and or guardian who is charged with driving while impaired or intoxicated while their child is a passenger of the car they will be reported to the statewide central register child abuse and maltreatment.
NYS is buckling down on Drunken Drivers, therefore, if you or someone you know is found in a situation where they are facing criminal charges due to driving while intoxicated or impaired you may need an experienced New York Criminal Lawyer. When car accidents and injury take place, Lawyers are always involved in the cases.
Here at Stephen Bilkis and Associates we have New York Car Accident Lawyers who are well versed in this area of law. Our New York Injury Lawyers are on standby waiting to help you with your criminal case. With our convenient offices in Long Island as well as the Metropolitan area don’t hesitate to call us today! 1800-NY-NY-LAW.
Stephen Bilkis & Associates with its New York Car Accident Lawyers has convenient locations throughout the NY area including Peter Cooper Village, NY. Our attorneys can provide you with advice about personal injury caused by someone else’s negligence. Without a NY Car Accident Lawyer your rights will not be apparent to you and you will be at a great disadvantage.