New York Restricted License Violation Lawyer
Helping You Maintain Your Driving Privileges
At Martin A. Kron & Associates, P.C., we know that losing your driving privileges presents more than a mere hassle—it can affect your job and your livelihood. We fight strenuously to help our clients stay on the road when they face license suspension. In some cases, this means helping them obtain a conditional or restricted license in NY. Let our team provide you with the representation you need to maintain your driving privileges.
Restricted License in NY
In New York, a restricted or conditional license allows you to drive for specific purposes, such as going to and from work, traveling to work, picking up and dropping off children for day care, attending court-ordered classes or community service, and doctor's visits.
What Is a Conditional/Restricted License?
License suspension is a common penalty for drunk driving, serious traffic violations, and the accumulation of points on a person’s driving record. Fighting the offense is the best way to avoid suspension and future license complications.
Should you lose your license, your options depend on where your license was issued as well as the reason for the suspension. Eligibility is not automatic or available in every situation, which is why you should always consult with an attorney for help.
The conditional licenses available include:
- Restricted license in New York: If you have had a conditional/restricted license issued within the prior five years and otherwise qualify, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) may issue a restricted license so long as your license was not revoked for criminal violations or drug or alcohol use.
- Conditional license in New York: If you have not had a conditional/restricted license issued within the prior five years, you may be eligible to complete the Impaired Driver Program (DIP) for a DMV-issued conditional license for those suspended or revoked due to drunk driving or other drug/alcohol-related offenses.
- Restricted/conditional licenses unavailable in New Jersey: If you were charged with DWI/DUI in New Jersey, you cannot obtain a conditional or restricted license. Legislators have proposed amendments to this law, but none have been successful thus far.
- Driver Improvement Program (DIP) in New Jersey: Although conditional/restricted licenses are not offered, if your license is suspended for accumulating 12 to 14 points in over two years, the DIP program allows you to participate in a classroom course in lieu of the 30-day suspension. If you successfully complete the program, you may be able to drop up to 3 points from your record.
What Happens If I Am Pulled Over with a Restricted License in New York?
The conditions of driving with a restricted or conditional license include harsher penalties. Any infraction could result in a mandatory six month suspension and an appearance in court.
A conditional/restricted license in NY should only be a last resort. If you have been pulled over for a serious traffic offense, received a notice of suspension, or violated the terms of a restricted/conditional license, now is the time to contact us.
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