License Suspension Pending Prosecution
If you are arrested for DWI because the police allege your Breathalyzer results are .08% or above, or you are charged with drunk driving and have any prior alcohol-related driving conviction within the past five years, the court is required to suspend your license while your case is pending.
This could result in your losing your driving privileges longer than you might even after conviction. Further, the time your license is suspended while your case is pending does not count toward any period of license suspension or revocation that occurs if you are convicted.
Have You Been Charged With a Second DUI Offense? I Can Help.
In Syracuse and surrounding areas of New York, a license suspension is a major inconvenience. As an experienced DWI lawyer with 30 years experience, I am acutely aware that the loss of driving privileges is one of the consequences of a DWI that affects people most. If you have been charged with DWI, I urge you to call me immediately at 315-350-3980 or 866-929-3285 so we can discuss your case.
An Experienced DWI Lawyer Can Make a Difference
Many attorneys fail to challenge the court’s suspension of driving privileges at arraignment. I have a proven track record of having successfully challenged whether there is a legal basis for the suspension of driving privileges pending prosecution. Further, there are steps that can be taken to apply for work-related or other driving privileges while the case is pending. Preparing for this crucial hearing must begin well in advance of the first court appearance.
Contact Our Syracuse Office
The state of New York increased penalties for repeat DUI offenders in 2013. When you need an attorney whose knowledge is thorough and up-to-date, send me an email or call my office at 315-350-3980 or 866-929-3285 to schedule a consultation at my Syracuse law firm. I will work hard to protect your legal rights to help you avoid a felony conviction.