Obtaining a Conditional License After a DWI Arrest
Check out the following educational legal video by Lisa A. Poch, one of our experienced Hamburg DWI Lawyers to learn how we help our clients obtain a conditional license after a DWI arrest.
A common concern among my clients who have been arrested for driving while intoxicated is that they will lose their licenses. One of the options available to clients towards the conclusion of their cases is the eligibility for a conditional license. This type of license is subject to the DMV’s approval and oversight; the court does not grant the conditional license. If you have been charged with a DWI, you could be eligible for a pre-conviction conditional license, which would allow you to drive to and from essential locations such as work, school, and your doctor’s office before you are officially convicted.
If you take a plea to a lesser offense, or you are convicted of a DWI or DWAI offense, you are still eligible for a conditional license through the Department of Motor Vehicles. The license is conditioned upon a couple of criteria: you have to have a drug and alcohol screening with a license provider, and you have to participate in the DMV’s impaired driving program. Participation in those programs and respecting the wishes of the court, allows you to drive on a restricted basis, pending the approval of the DMV. You would be able to drive either before the conclusion of your criminal case or for the duration of your suspension.
If you’ve been arrested for DWI, and need help getting your conditional license, It’s important to retain one of our experienced DWI Lawyers in West Seneca as soon as possible to help protect your freedom and minimize your consequences. Contact Chiacchia & Fleming, LLP to schedule a free confidential consultation today.