If you are convicted of a DWI or DWAI in the Buffalo, New York area, your license will be suspended for 90 days to a year, or perhaps even longer, depending on your age, prior offenses, and level of intoxication.
Eligibility for a conditional license is also contingent on these factors, but in many cases, you may receive one by signing up for the Drinking Driver Program (DDP). Information on where you may apply for the DDP usually can be found on the order revoking or suspending your license. If not, your local DMV can provide you with this information.
Successful completion of the DDP requires full attendance of 16 class hours over the course of seven weekly class sessions. In some situations, the DDP may refer you for a substance abuse evaluation.
Upon enrollment, you must pay the DMV a non-refundable fee of $75. You will also pay a fee directly to the program in Buffalo that conducts your classes. This will not exceed $225, though additional fees will apply if your transfer programs or re-apply to a program from which you have been dropped.
If you or a family member has been arrested for drunk driving or DWAI in the Buffalo, NY area, give us a call for legal consultation at (716) 542-5444.