New York DWI Lawyer Discusses Obtaining a Conditional License
In the State of New York, if you’re charged with a DWI, you’re going to go in front of the judge for an arraignment. At that time, if your blood alcohol content was .08 or more, the judge will suspend your privileges to drive or your driver’s license if you are licensed in the State of New York while your case is pending. However, there is something called a conditional license. You’re not entitled to a conditional license immediately after the judge suspends you at the arraignment. However, you are entitled 30 days later to go to the Department of Motor Vehicles and get a conditional license.
There are conditions. Those conditions are that it is to drive for work, school, or medical appointments. They will also give you a block of time on a date and time that you choose in order to do errands and shopping. That will be stated on the conditional license. You’re not permitted to drive outside that conditional license and if you do, two things can happen. One, you will be charged with driving while suspended and two, if you’re convicted of that, they can remove your privileges through the conditional license.
Have you been arrested for a DWI in New York City and want to obtain a conditional license? Contact experienced New York DWI Lawyer Carl Spector.