Monday, August 5, 2013

Ithaca Cortland Lawyer The New Law and New Dangers of Driving with a NY Conditional License

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New Dangers Larry? What new dangers? I am so glad you asked.

Almost Everyone with a New York DW Gets One

If you had a New York DW of any type, ie. DWI, DWAI, or ADWI then eventually you will take the DDP (drinking driver program) and then be able to get a DMV conditional driver's license. Conditionals are only given to those with a prior DW, restricted licenses are generally for those who lose their license from points or speeds.

You are in Grave Danger, Do Not Drive Under the Influence of Anything!!

Bill A02285A now makes being arrested for any subdivision of VTL 1192 (any impaired or intoxicated by drugs and/or alcohol) while on a Conditional License to be a FELONY OFFENSE.
Yikes, A Class E Felony in NYS carries 1 1/3 to 3 years in Prison.

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Section one of the bill provides that a person operating a vehicle with a conditional license while intoxicated or impaired would be subject to a charge of first degree aggravated unlicensed operation (AU0) of a motor vehicle, which is a class E felony.

It's just not worth it to drive with anything in your body, especially if you already had a prior issue. The Risk is Huge!

DWI Attorney Larry Newman