Buffalo, NY asked in DUI / DWI for New York

Q: I received a DUI I have done everything that is being required, the counselor I went to thinks that because of a lot of

Things that have happened in the past couple years my 2 best friends died ,lost and got a new job, had a friend/ex boyfriend die in front of me and I did CPR on him that they want to continue counseling alcohol and mental. I am ok with mental health help but I have never had issues with DWI or other issues with alcohol. Do I have to continue with counseling in order to get my license back? I have a license to drive to and from work. It is suspended for 90 days.

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: In New York, the requirements for reinstating your license after a DUI typically include completion of a state-approved impaired driver program and any recommended treatment. If your counselor has recommended continued alcohol and mental health counseling, it's important to understand whether this is a requirement of the program you're enrolled in or a suggestion for your well-being. To clarify if continued counseling is mandatory for the reinstatement of your full driving privileges, you should review the terms set by the court or the Department of Motor Vehicles. If the counseling is indeed a requirement, non-compliance could impact your eligibility for license reinstatement. You have the right to inquire about the specific criteria and potentially seek a second opinion, but it is important to follow the guidelines established by the authorities overseeing your case to avoid further complications with your driving status.

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