Can You Get A Hardship or Conditional License in New York?

At some point in the not-so-distant past, a court suspended your driver’s license after you were convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Unfortunately, your responsibilities were not suspended along with your driving privileges. You have a job, family members and/or other people relying on you and your ability to drive. If this describes your situation, please read on, then contact an experienced Rockland County DUI lawyer to learn if you can get a hardship or conditional license in New York.

Can you get a hardship or conditional license in New York?

Yes, you can get a hardship or conditional license in New York. A hardship or conditional license is a limited license granted to a driver whose license has been suspended or revoked due to an alcohol- or drug-related issue. If the driver qualifies for it, he or she will be allowed to drive again, under restrictions placed on the license by the court.

How do you get a hardship or conditional license in New York?

To obtain a hardship license, you must testify at a “Hardship Hearing,” which is conducted by the judge within three days of your arraignment, but frequently, on the same day as the arraignment.

How can a Rockland County DUI attorney help you?

Reaching out to a skilled Rockland County criminal defense lawyer can make all the difference in the success or failure of your effort to obtain a hardship or conditional license. A qualified legal professional will be better prepared to document and present the evidence necessary to prove your case. The evidence presented by your lawyer should attest to the following:

  • Proof of employment, such as a recent paystub
  • Proof of your address, such as a utility bill
  • Proof of attendance at an approved educational institution, if applicable
  • Proof of medical appointments, if applicable
  • Proof of the prohibitive cost for a taxi, train, bus, et cetera, from home to work, school or doctor

A conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is always worth fighting to avoid criminal penalties and the other negative consequences associated with a conviction. Even a first-time DUI conviction could result in a license suspension, a hefty fine and a period of incarceration. Do not let your accusers set the terms. Give us a call today.

Contact our experienced Rockland County firm

Those facing criminal charges in New York need a strong Rockland County defense attorney who knows the ins and outs of the criminal justice system. Fortunately, our firm is ready to put over 30 years of experience to work for you. Call today or contact The Law Office of Carl Spector online to schedule a free confidential consultation. We are ready to help you go on living life positively, happily, and free from the burdens of a criminal conviction–all you have to do is ask.