DWI and Ignition Interlock
Chapter 496 of the Laws of 2009, commonly known as “Leandra’s Law”, requires all defendants sentenced on or after August 15, 2010 for misdemeanor or felony DWI offenses under VTL 1192 (2) (2a) or (3) to be sentenced to a period of probation or a conditional discharge, with the requirement to install an ignition interlock device in any motor vehicle owned or operated by such person for a minimum of 12 months. Ignition interlock devices are also required where the court sentences a defendant to a period of probation or conditional discharge for any penal law offense of which an essential element is an alcohol-related violation of VTL 1192.
The Oswego County Probation Department is the designated monitoring agency for conditional discharges, probation sentences and those installing a device in advance of sentencing. The department will require installation of a Class 2 device to be installed within 10 business days of sentencing.
A complete list of NYS approved manufacturers and installers can be found at www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/opca/ignition.htm.
Per Oswego County Local Law #7 of 2002, a monthly $30 administrative fee will be imposed on those offenders sentenced to probation for DWI or DWAI – Drugs.
Victim Impact Panel
The Oswego County STOP DWI Office in conjunction with probation presents a victim impact panel each month. There is a $35 fee to attend and pre-registration is not required. No one with any alcohol in their system will be admitted. More information and a schedule of upcoming panels can be found here: STOP DWI