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Criminal Law Attorney Discusses License Suspension After a NY DWI September 12, 2017

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Criminal Law Attorney Discusses License Suspension After a NY DWI , Rochester, New York

Do you know what to expect after a conviction for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in New York? In addition to high fines, fees, and jail time, you should anticipate losing your driving privileges. From his office in Rochester, NY, Thomas A. Corletta, Attorney at Law, a criminal law attorney with more than 37 years of experience, discusses the state’s laws and license suspension after a DWI.

Criminal Law Attorney Explains License Suspension After DWI

First and Multiple Convictions

Drivers who are convicted of DWI in New York for the first time suffer license revocations for at least six months, although licenses can be restored earlier upon successful completion of the Impaired Driver Program (IDP). If convicted of a second offense within 10 years, revocations are for a minimum of one year or more. Offenders who have three or more DWI convictions within 25 years are subject to longer revocations, pursuant to tough new regulations parsed 2012.

Under New York’s Zero Tolerance Law, drivers younger than 21 years of age who drive with blood alcohol levels of 0.02 to 0.07 percent receive a six-month suspension. For a second conviction, these drivers’ licenses are revoked for one year or until the driver turns 21.

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When drivers refuse to submit to chemical testing of blood, breath, urine, or saliva, the DMV can revoke their licenses for at least one year without conditional driving privileges. Commercial drivers who refuse can expect an 18-month revocation. Drivers in refusal cases often seek representation from criminal law attorneys who have experience defending motorists charged or DWI.

License Reinstatement

Drivers may be eligible for Conditional licenses subject to DMV Regulations. When the DMV revokes driving privileges for those who are not eligible for Conditional Licenses, drivers must submit new applications to restore their privileges after serving the minimum period of revocation. Restoral is not guaranteed, particularly in the case of multiple offenders.

When you want a skilled criminal law attorney who handles your DWI case personally, contact Thomas A. Corletta, Attorney at Law in Rochester, NY. He is known for his compassionate, personalized approach as well as for his professional expertise. Call (585) 546-5072 to make an appointment. To learn more about his firm, visit his website and Facebook page.

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