Am I eligible for a conditional license?

Not all drivers qualify for a conditional license. Conditional license eligibility depends on your prior driving history and the nature of the driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving while ability impaired (DWAI) charges you are facing. In general, if a driver is convicted of a first offense DWI or DWAI and has not had any related offenses in the past five years, they can apply for a conditional license.

An eligible driver can obtain a conditional license at a Department of Motor Vehicles office in New York, but they will be required to enroll in the Impaired Driver Program (IDP) to do so. If you have been convicted of an alcohol-related driving offense or refused to take a breath test within five years, you will not be granted a conditional license.

You may also be able to obtain a conditional license when your driver’s license is suspended pending prosecution for a DWI or DWAI charge. Thirty days into the prosecution of your case, you will be eligible for a pre-conviction conditional license without having to complete the IDP. However, you will be disqualified if you have been convicted of an alcohol-related driving offense or a chemical test refusal within the previous five years.

Obtaining a conditional license can be complicated. Brill Legal Group is here to help drivers retain their driving privileges where possible. Contact us today to speak to an experienced New York DWI defense lawyer.

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