Suspended License Due to DWI
A suspended license due to DWI can severely restrict your opportunities. If you have lost your license due to DWI or another alcohol-related charge, New York suspended license lawyer Carl Spector can help you earn a hardship license or maintain a conditional license. Contact attorney Carl Spector today for a free confidential consultation. Let him defend your right to drive in New York State.
Suspended License Due to DWI | Hardship License
After your arrest for a DWI / DUI in New York, your driver’s license will be administratively suspended at your arraignment and remain suspended until the end of your case. If you are an out of state driver, your privileges to drive in New York will be suspended. State law provide you an opportunity to try to get a hardship driver’s license in New York while your case is pending to drive to and from work.
In New York, if you are charged with a DWI or DUI, you will have to appear in front of a judge. When you do appear before a judge, if your blood alcohol content level is 0.08% or more, or if you refuse to take a breath test, the judge will suspend your privileges. If you do refuse to take a breath test, you are not eligible for a hardship license. However, if you do blow a 0.08% or more, you are eligible for a hardship license. A hardship license is not given by the Department of Motor Vehicles. It is only handed out by the judge. Ordinarily the process is to ask the judge to put the case on for a few days later for a hardship hearing. The purpose of the hardship hearing is to determine whether the judge will give you a hardship license based on financial hardship.
Suspended License Due to DWI | Conditional License
In the State of New York, if you are charged with a DWI, you are required to appear before a judge for an arraignment. At that time, if your blood alcohol content is 0.08% or more, the judge will suspend your driving privileges or your driver’s license, if you are licensed in the state of New York, while your case is pending. In such a situation, there is something called a conditional license. You are 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 acquire a conditional license.
The conditions for this license are that it is for work, school or medical appointments. They will also give you a time slot on a specific date of your choosing when you may run errands and shop.
New York suspended license lawyer Carl Spector can guide you through the conditional license process. He has over 30 years of experience handling DWI license suspensions and will use his knowledge of the law and the Drinking Driver Program (DDP) to get the best possible result for you. Contact our office today to set up a free confidential consultation.