FORMER PROSECUTOR DEFENDING ALCOHOL AND DRUG RELATED ARRESTS!  

 DWI, Drugs & Alcohol Defense Attorney

​That means that you may not simply start driving once the revocation period has lapsed – you must affirmatively reapply for a license or for the revocation status to be removed from your abstract if you are unlicensed or licensed in another state.  Otherwise, your period of revocation may be indefinite according to DMV records. HINT:  since there is approximately a two month lag period from DMV’s receipt of such an application, I recommend applying two months early so that the application may be approved prior to the expiration period.  Consequently, a motorist should not be penalized with the period waiting for DMV relicensing approval.​

Below are examples of revocation periods for alcohol and drug related convictions:

​​Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (AGG DWI) $1,000 - $2,500 1 year; Revoked for at least 1 year

Second AGG DWI in 10 years (E felony) $1,000 - $5,000 4 years; Revoked for at least 18 months

Third AGG DWI in 10 years (D felony) $2,000 - $10,000 7 years; Revoked for at least 18 months

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving While Impaired by a Drug (DWAI-Drug) $500 - $1,000; 1 year; Revoked at least 6 months

Second DWI or DWAI-Drug violation in 10 years (E felony) $1,000 - $5,000 4 years; Revoked for at least 1 year

Third DWI or DWAI-Drug violation in 10 years (D felony) $2,000 - $10,000 7 years; Revoked for at least 1 year

Driving While Ability Impaired by a Combination of Alcohol/Drugs (DWAI-Combination) $500 - $1,000 1 year; Revoked for min. 6 months

Second DWAI-Combination in 10 years (E felony) $1,000 - $5,000 4 years; Revoked for at least 1 year

Third DWAI-Combination in 10 years (D felony) $2,000 - $10,000 7 years; Revoked for at least 1 year

Second DWAI violation in 5 years $500 - $750 30 days; Revoked for at least 6 months

Third or subsequent DWAI within 10 years (Misdemeanor) $750 - $1,500 180 days; Revoked for at least 6 months

Second Zero Tolerance Law $125 civil penalty and $100 re-application fee No jail; Revoked for 1 year or until age 21 whichever is longer

Chemical Test Refusal $500 civil penalty ($550 for commercial drivers) No jail; Revoked min. one year, 18 months for commercial drivers.

Chemical Test Refusal within five years of a previous DWI-related charge/Chemical Test Refusal $750 civil penalty No jail; Revoked for at least 18 months, one-year or until age 21 for drivers under age 21, permanent CDL revocation for commercial drivers.

Zero Tolerance Law $300 civil penalty and $100 re-application fee None Revoked for at least one year.

Second or subsequent Zero Tolerance Law $750 civil penalty and $100 re-application fee None Revoked for at least one year.

Driving Under the Influence  (Out-of-State) N/A N/A Revoked for at least 90 days. If less than 21 years of age, revoked at least one year.

Driving Under the Influence  (Out-of State) with any previous alcohol-drug violation N/A N/A Revoked for at least 90 days (longer term with certain prior offenses). If less than 21 years of age, revoked at least one year or until age 21 (longest term).

Since there are several steps to restoring your driving privilege, we send a follow-up letter once the case is completed and are always available to answer questions via telephone or email to assist in our client's completion of required conditions to put this entire matter behind them!

A serious traffic offense, like a DWI or one of multiple related offenses, may result in the revocation of your NYS driver license or driving privilege (that is, if you are unlicensed or are licensed in another state.)   A revocation means your license or privilege to operate a motor vehicle in New York is cancelled and that you must apply for a new one once the revocation period is over. You may also be required to take the written and driving tests again.