Most Buffalo driver’s convicted of an alcohol-related driving offense with no prior alcohol-related convictions will be eligible for a conditional driver’s license.
A conditional driver’s license allows the defendant to continue driving for work, school, medical treatment and other necessities during the time period that his or her full driving privileges are suspended or revoked.
There are certain circumstances where the Department of Motor Vehicles may revoke a conditional driver’s license after it has been issued.
The DMV may revoke a conditional driver’s license without a hearing upon the holder’s conviction of any traffic violation – other than a parking, stopping, standing, equipment, inspection or other non-moving violation – or a conviction indicating that the holder was driving in violation of the terms of the conditional driver’s license.
The DMV also may revoke a conditional license without a hearing when the holder fails to attend any portion or portions of a rehabilitation program, such as the Drinking Driver Program, in accordance with attendance rules established for the program.
In this case, revocation may occur upon certification of the failure to attend by a person administering such program.
In addition, the DMV may revoke a conditional driver’s license after a hearing where the holder is found to have not satisfactorily participated in the rehabilitation program or not attempted in good faith to accept rehabilitation, or upon a complaint that the holder is operating or has operated a motor vehicle in violation of the conditions imposed on his or her conditional driver’s license.
It is important to take all steps necessary to protect your driving privileges after an arrest for drinking and driving.
If you need legal help, we can be reached at 716-542-5444.