Does New York Offer a Hardship License After Receiving a DUI?

New York takes DUI/DWI charges very seriously. If your license was suspended as a result of a DWI/DUI charge, you may be able to obtain a hardship license. Contact our experienced New York criminal defense attorneys to learn more about the requirements and process for obtaining a hardship license. At The Law Offices of Carl Spector, our firm is dedicated to ensuring your rights are protected.

What is a hardship license in New York?

A hardship license can be granted to a driver who has a suspended or revoked license due to a drug or alcohol-related issue. The driver must qualify for this license under the court and although they will be permitted to drive again, there will likely be restrictions placed on the license.

How can I qualify for a hardship license?

It is not easy to obtain a hardship license in the state of New York. In order to be considered for a hardship license, a hearing before the court must occur. The judge will then determine if the suspension of the person’s license has resulted in an “extreme hardship.” Some examples of extreme hardships may include not being able to find alternative transportation to and from work or school, or not being about to make it to necessary medical treatment for you or a member of your household.

It is important to note that in New York, the hearing must be held within three business days of your arraignment. Therefore, it is crucial that you retain a skilled New York attorney as soon as possible to ensure you can promptly begin court preparation.

What documents do I need to show to prove my extreme hardship?

In New York, you will need to provide various personal documents to support your extreme hardship claim. Below are the following pieces of information that our firm recommends you provide to the court:

  • Proof of employment, such as a recent paystub
  • Proof of your address, such as a utility bill
  • Proof of school (if applicable)
  • Proof of medical appointments (if applicable)
  • Proof of the cost for a taxi, train, bus, etc., from home to work, school, or doctor

If you would like more information on the process of obtaining an extreme hardship license, it is in your best interest to reach out to one of our legal experts at The Law Office of Carl Spector 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.