Here is a general overview of license suspension or revocation terms for DWI offenses in New York:
First-time DWI offense with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher but less than 0.18%:
- License revocation for a minimum of 6 months.
First-time DWI offense with a BAC of 0.18% or higher (Aggravated DWI):
- License revocation for a minimum of 1 year.
First-time DWAI (Driving While Ability Impaired) by alcohol, with a BAC of more than 0.05% but less than 0.07% or other evidence of impairment:
- License suspension for 90 days.
Repeat DWI offenses:
- License revocation for a minimum of 1 year, with the possibility of a longer revocation period depending on the number and timing of previous offenses.
Refusal to submit to a chemical test:
- License revocation for at least 1 year for first-time refusal, with longer revocation periods for repeat refusals.
Please note that these are general guidelines and that the specific consequences you may face depend on the details of your case, your driving history, and other factors.
Additionally, in some cases, individuals with a suspended or revoked license might be eligible for a conditional or restricted driver’s license, which allows limited driving privileges for work, school, medical appointments, or other essential activities. This is determined on a case-by-case basis, and eligibility criteria may vary.
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If you are charged with a DWI in New York, your license will likely be Suspended at your first Court Appearance, called Arraignment. Should you ultimately be convicted of a DWI, DWAI, or DWAI-Drugs, your license to drive in New York could be suspended for an additional 90-days, or revoked anywhere from 6 to 18 months by the Court.
The DMV may impose their own sanctions based on the individual facts of your case and your criminal and driving history.