Suspension of your drivers license for at least six months is part of the penalty for a DWI, and for many first offenders, that is the most onerous of the penalties they’ll face.
However, New York does understand that punishments that make it impossible for a person to get to work, school, medical appointments, or other necessary life events, may be more than what is appropriate for a misdemeanor.
New York does offer a conditional drivers license to some first time DWI offenders.
You’ll have to attend the Drinking Driver Program (DDP) as a one of many conditions of eligibility, and if you receive any moving violations during the term of the conditional license, it will be revoked immediately.
When you’re facing DWI charges in New York, you should know all your options.
Call the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino today at 718-599-1111 and talk to a lawyer for free.