One of the most difficult aspects of a DWI arrest is that once you have been arrested you will have your license taken away while the case is pending. That means that while your case is handled you can’t drive. If you’re convicted of a DWI or DWAI you can lose your license for 90 days to six months on a first time offense. For most of my clients the prospect of not being able to drive for half a year can be utterly devastating.
We are here to help with all of the issues our clients face with their case, and we want to help you get your ability to drive back as quickly as possible. We want you to be able to get back to work, to take your children to school, and family members to medical appointments.
New York law allows for your license to be suspended even while the case is pending, and that suspension period doesn’t include the 90 day to 6 month suspension that follows a conviction. That means that you’re suspended while you defend the case, and then also following a conviction. This is why we do everything possible to make sure you don’t lose your driving privileges for as long as possible, and for as short a time period as possible.
When you fail a breath test we request what’s called a Pringle Hearing, which allows us to challenge the evidence that the court uses to suspend your license. When the court does have the evidence it needs to suspend your license, we will make an application to the court for hardship driving privileges, which allow you to continue to drive to and from work, to medical appointments and to court.
When you maintain driving privileges we have the time necessary to defend you from the DWI charges properly, and it allows you to get back to normal faster.
There are several ways to get driving privileges restored after a DWI arrest. With some basic information from you we can submit an application to the judge and argue why you should be allowed to drive even though you’re suspended due to DWI charges.
If you would like to learn more call us at (518) 300-1331. Ask to speak to me, Eric Schillinger, I am an Albany DWI Attorney who, promises that you and your matter will be treated with complete respect and dignity.