This video is the second about the dangers of old DUI/DWI/OUI from any state with a New York DWI or DWAI charge. New York DMV will have a 25 year look back period from the date of the most recent offense. You will likely have to fill out (honestly) the NYS DMV form MV-47, called the Driver Disclosure. Otherwise you can be facing a misdemeanor or felony just by failing to reveal old DUI/OUI/DWI/DWAI.
When Do You Require New York DMV MV-47 Driver Disclosure Form?Usually the NYS DMV will require your driver history from other states you have lived and/or held a driver license prior to giving you any RESTRICTED or CONDITIONAL driving privileges in New York.
They are looking to see if you have a HISTORY of ABUSE. Any two DUI/OUI/DWI/DWAI within 25 years equals a history of abuse.
Paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of section 136.1 is amended to read as follows:
(3) History of abuse of alcohol or drugs. A history of abuse of alcohol or drugs shall consist of
a record of two or more incidents, within a  25 year period, of operating a motor vehicle
while under the influence of alcoholic beverages and/or drugs or of refusing to submit to a
chemical test not arising out of the same incident, whether such incident was committed within
or outside of this state.
You Can Be Denied a New York Conditional or Restricted License
(b)(1) An [applicant] application for a driver's license [shall] may be denied if a review of
the entire driving history provides evidence that the applicant constitutes a problem driver, as
defined in section 136.1(b)(1) of this Part. If an application is denied pursuant to this paragraph,
no application shall be considered for a minimum of one year from the date of denial. In lieu of
such denial, the applicant may be issued a license or permit with a problem driver restriction, as
set forth in section 3.2(c)(4) of this Chapter and paragraph (2) of this subdivision.
You May Have a License with a A-2 Restriction (Ignition Interlock Mandatory License)
(2) Upon the approval of an application for relicensing of a person who is deemed
a problem driver under this subdivision, the Commissioner may impose a problem driver
restriction on such person’s license or permit, as set forth in section 3.2(c)(4) of this Title. As a
component of this restriction, the Commissioner may require such person to install an ignition
interlock device in any motor vehicle owned or operated by such person. The ignition interlock
requirement will be noted on the attachment to the driver license or permit held by such person.
Such attachment must be carried at all times with the driver license or permit.
The Look Back Period is 25 Years for All DUI/DWI/DWAI/OUI
(3) “25 year look back period” means the period commencing upon the date that
is 25 years before the date of the revocable offense and ending on and including the date of the
New York DWI and DWAI drugs criminal charges can affect people in many areas of their life. Bringing some certainty to some of these areas can often lessen the fear and the concerns.
Newman and Cyr is a boutique DWI defense firm located in Ithaca, NY and serving the Finger Lakes region.
Always remember to consult with an attorney about any criminal or non-criminal charges you have pending to discuss your options and/or defenses.