After your arrest for driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in New York, your driver’s license may 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 State may be suspended. If you have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, please read on, then contact an experienced Spring Valley DWI defense attorney to learn what you should know about losing your license after a DUI in New York.
Are you subject to losing your driver’s license after a DUI in New York?
As noted above, even an arrest can lead to a suspension of your driving privileges in the Empire State. The penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs will depend on the number of times, if any, you have previously sustained convictions for this offense. A host of penalties come with each one, but for the purposes of this blog, we will focus on how convictions affect your driving privileges in New York state. The suspensions are as follows:
- First offense: License suspension of up to 90 days
- Second offense: License suspension of up to 6 months
- Third offense: License suspension of up to 6 months
If you add drugs into the mix, then a court can suspend or even revoke your driver’s license for 6 months or, should the factors warrant it, permanently. As such, it is in your best interests to engage the services of an attorney.
How long does a DUI stay on your record in New York?
We would be remiss if we did not inform you that under New York law, DUI convictions can take from 4 to 25 years to be expunged from the public record.
Can a Rockland County criminal defense attorney prevent you from losing your driver’s license in New York?
A skilled Rockland County criminal defense attorney can make all the difference in whether or not you lose your New York driver’s license. Without knowing it, your rights may have been violated. By questioning the legitimacy of the police officer’s probable cause and the reliability of their tests, a qualified legal professional may be able to help get your charges reduced or even dismissed. Do not go it alone. Give us a call today.
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Kevin T. Conway has over 30 years of experience as a Spring Valley criminal attorney handling DUI, DWI, traffic violations, violent crimes, sex crimes, illegal gun possession, shoplifting, and juvenile crimes. Attorney Conway is also experienced in commercial law matters, zoning law, and estate planning. If you need a Rockland County criminal lawyer, contact our Spring Valley office for a free consultation.