Leandra's Law came into existence because of a terrible tragedy. Leandra Rosado was 11 years old when she died in a car crash while in a vehicle with a driver who was allegedly under the influence of alcohol at the time. Henry Hudson Parkway is where the accident occurred. Leandra's Law was implemented at the close of 2009 in New York State and sets forth some of the most stringent DWI provisions in the nation. Here is a summary of what to expect if you or someone you know becomes convicted under this law.
Being charged with a second DWI offense within 10 years of your first offense can result in a class E felony. If this happens to you, you could be ordered to pay fines, serve community service and may even be imprisoned. You will also be expected to have an ignition interlock device installed on your car.