Can I get a conditional license after a DWI?
When convicted of a DWI in NY state, your driver’s license will be suspended or in some cases revoked at your first court hearing. However, there are circumstances where you may be eligible for a conditional license. If you are granted a conditional license, it may be used to:
- Drive to and from work.
- Use during work, if necessary for your job.
- Get to and from classes at an accredited university, or vocational or technical training.
- Get to or from court or court-ordered probation activities.
- Get to and from a class that is part of your alcohol and drug rehabilitation program.
- Get to and from a medical examination or appointments with healthcare providers.
- Pick up and drop off your children at school or daycare.
In addition, you may be granted a 3-hour daytime period to use your vehicle during a day when you are not working.
If you are from out of state but were charged with a DWI in New York, it is more difficult to get a conditional license. Because the DMV has no jurisdiction over licensing in different states, they cannot grant you an out-of-state license. However, recently a statute was changed that allows NY to grant drivers the conditional privilege of “operating a motor vehicle in this state.” To determine if you’re eligible for a conditional license, speak with a knowledgeable DWI attorney in Nassau County, NY today.