One of the most commonly asked questions we receive is whether or not a person can drive after they have been arrested for a DWI. Most people are completely unaware of the fact that if you fail to take a breath test you lose your license, and if you take the breath test and fail it, you also lose your license. On top of that most people feel mislead by the threats officers make regarding the breath test and take a breath test when it might not be in their best interests.
If you have been arrested for a DWI you know that the officer told you a refusal to take the test meant you would lose your license, automatically, for one year. He also that said if you failed the breath test you might only lose if for 90 days. What the officer did not tell you is that if you were to end up being convicted of a DWI charge you could lose your license for six months, even on a first offense.
How do we get you back and forth so that you can take care of your kids, take care of your family, and keep your job without a license?
There are multiple different ways that we go about helping you get yourself back on the road. The first is to challenge the court’s ability to suspend you’re license in the first place. If the court has the legal basis to suspend you, then we move on and make an application for a Hardship Driving Privilege. That allows you to drive to and from work, court and medical appointments for yourself and your family.
If you would like to learn more give us a call at (518) 300-1331. Ask to speak to me, Eric Schillinger, I am a DWI Attorney in the Albany, NY. area who promises to treat you and your case with the respect and dignity that you deserve. The call is confidential and without any obligation, if I agree to take your case on we will work for you the way we would work for our family.