Driver’s License Suspension & Revocation

Losing Driving Privileges After A DWI Offense

The penalties for DWI in New York City are very severe, including driver’s license suspension and revocation. When facing a drunk driving charge, you may have a lot of worry about what a loss of driving privileges will mean for you and your family. Losing your license may make it difficult for you to get to work. Arranging family schedules and taking care of household errands can become more complicated.

Because a driver’s license suspension or revocation can have a big impact on your life, it’s important to do everything possible to avoid one. A lawyer can aid your efforts considerably if there is reason to believe your chemical test was inaccurate.

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Driver’s License Suspension And Revocation Laws

When a person  loses his or her driving privileges after a drunk driving arrest, the punishment is not administered uniformly among those accused of DWI. Instead, a wide range of factors can influence that amount of time that a person may be unable to drive.

DWI punishments concerning driving privileges include:

  • For a first-time DWI offense, the minimum driver’s license penalty is a suspension of six months.
  • Second or subsequent offenses will result in a revocation of at least one year.
  • A first offense for an aggravated DWI charge, which may be charged when a person’s BAC is .18 percent or higher at the time of a traffic stop, will result in a driver’s license revocation of at least one year.
  • Second or subsequent aggravated driving offenses will result in a revocation of at least 18 months.
  • A first-time DWAI (driving while ability impaired) offense, which can be charged when a BAC is between .05 and .07 percent, can result in a license suspension of 90 days.
  • A second or subsequent DWAI offense can result in a six-month revocation.
  • A motorist who is not of legal drinking age may have a license suspended for at least six months.
  • Drivers under 21 who are found guilty of a repeat offense may have their license revoked for one year or until his or her 21st birthday, whichever is later.

While it may be possible to restore driving privileges in some cases, the involved legal process can be lengthy, complicated and expensive.

Fight A Loss Of Driving Privileges With A New York City DWI Lawyer

A driver’s license suspension or revocation can have a significant impact on your financial livelihood, as well as your overall quality of life. A lawyer may be able to help you avoid losing your license and other severe DWI penalties that may include jail time.

Your DWI attorney will work to understand the circumstances of your arrest and compile evidence that may be used to cast doubt on the validity of the  charges against you. This legal representative can provide guidance and support throughout the process while developing an a strategy that may allow you avoid punishment or at least see penalties reduced.

To schedule a consultation with an experienced New York City DWI attorney
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