DWIs are incredibly serious charges that have the power to drastically affect a person’s life for years. One of the worst ways in which a DWI can affect a person is by resulting in a license suspension. Many states offer those with suspended licenses conditional licenses, and if you have been charged with a DWI, you are most likely wondering whether this is a possibility. Please continue reading and reach out to our Nassau County DUI lawyer to learn more about DWIs in New York State and whether you can receive a conditional license. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Can I get a conditional license for a DWI in New York State?
Generally speaking, when someone is convicted of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol in New York State, they can apply for and receive a conditional driver’s license. That said, they will have to follow a wide range of rules, and if they violate any of those rules at any point during their suspension, they will likely have their conditional driving privileges revoked. Once you have a conditional driver’s license, you will only be allowed to drive to and from work, as well as doctor’s appointments, daycare for your children, and scholastic activities, such as college. Additionally, you will have to enroll in the Impaired Driver Program and attend and complete any other mandated treatment/testing. Further, you should note that if you are convicted of a second DWI offense within five years of your first offense or had your license revoked for chemical test refusal within five years of your first alcohol-related conviction, you likely will not qualify for a conditional license.
What happens if I get a DWI in New York?
When someone is convicted of a DWI, they will face several penalties that can significantly impact their lives for months or years to come. To start, if you are convicted of a DWI, you will most likely have your license suspended, and depending on the circumstances of your DWI, you may or may not qualify for a conditional license. Additionally, you can expect to face high fines, potential jail time, yearly surcharges, and more. You will also most likely have to install and use the ignition interlock device in your vehicle. Our legal team has handled countless DWI charges over the years, and we know we have what it takes to effectively handle yours as well.
To learn more about how we can help you, simply give our knowledgeable Nassau County criminal defense attorney a call today so we can get started working on your case.