Haverstraw, NY asked in DUI / DWI for New York

Q: i am being denied my privilege{right} to drive and the dmv in Albany is using past Dwi i was sentenced and convicted of

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Samuel C. Breslin
Samuel C. Breslin
  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Albany, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Hello - The DMV considers driving a privilege, not a right. If you have multiple prior DWI (or DWAI) convictions within 25 years, the DMV will reject your application for a license for a period set forth in 15 NYCRR 136.5. The duration of any period of rejection will be determined by the number of prior convictions, as well as other factors (such as whether there were injuries, whether you have other "serious" moving violations, etc.).

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