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Q: I got a dwai when I was 18 then got a aggravated DWI when I was 20 I'm 23 now can I get my licenses back after I pay dmv

I also got auo in the 1st and driving with out an interlock system

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1 Lawyer Answer
Andre Sedlak
Andre Sedlak
  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Because you were convicted of a second DWI and it was "Aggravated" within 10 years of your DWAI conviction you should have lost your driving privileges for 18 months, however, because you violated the "Zero tolerance law" for both changes, the second alcohol related charge mandated revocation of your drivers license for one year or until you turned 21 years of age whichever is longer and, depending on the Court's sentence, the 18 month suspension for the Aggravated DWI could be tacked on to begin after the one year Zero tolerance revocation was completed. Without knowing more about your case, it appears you can get your drivers license back however, if you owe fees and/or have unpaid fines this process can be arduous. You need to contact an attorney to discuss your options.

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