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Multiple Alcohol or Drugged Driving Convictions May Result in Lifetime Ban of New York License

In 2012, new regulations went into effect regarding drivers with multiple alcohol or drug related driving offenses.  Under the new regulations, drivers with multiple offense may face a 2-year, 5-year, or even a lifetime denial of relicensing.

Two Year Denial

Drivers with 3 or 4 alcohol or drug related driving convictions within a 25 year period, without a “serious driving offense” and whose current revocation does not result from an alcohol or drugged driving conviction or incident will be denied relicensing for two years in addition to the statutory revocation period.  After the two year waiting period, they will be relicensed with a Problem Driver Restriction for an additional two years.

The following incidents will constitute a serious driving offense:

  • A fatal accident,
  • A driving-related Penal Law conviction,
  • A Conviction of two or more violations for which 5 or more points are assessed,
  • 20 or more total points from any violations

Five Year Denial

Drivers with 3 or 4 alcohol or drug related driving convictions or incidents within the preceding 25 years without a serious driving offense, but whose current revocation results from an alcohol or drug related conviction or incident will be denied relicensing for five years in addition to the statutory revocation period.

Lifetime Denial

Drivers with 3 or 4 alcohol or drug related driving convictions or incidents within the preceding 25 years with a serious driving offense, will be permanently denied a driver license, unless there are compelling or extenuating circumstances.

Also, drivers with 5 or more alcohol/drugged-driving convictions or incidents in their lifetime will be permanently denied a driver license, unless there are compelling or extenuating circumstances.

As a result of these stringent regulations, it is absolutely imperative for drivers to retain a highly qualified attorney to represent them on any alcohol/drug related charges, and any other driving offense which would carry points on your New York license.

By |2018-04-26T20:05:17+00:00April 26th, 2018|Categories: Traffic Defense|