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New York Drivers License Suspension Lawyer

March 21, 2024 Uncategorized

New York Drivers License Suspension Lawyer

Getting your driver’s license suspended in New York can be a scary and frustrating situation. One minute you’re driving around, going about your daily life, and the next you receive a letter in the mail saying your license has been suspended. What do you do now? Who can you turn to for help? Don’t worry, there are experienced New York drivers license suspension lawyers who can assist you.

Having your license suspended means you are no longer legally allowed to drive. This can majorly disrupt your life, making it difficult to get to work, school, the grocery store, or anywhere else you need to go. A suspension can happen for a number of reasons, like unpaid tickets, missed court dates, DWI charges, or accumulation of too many points on your license. Whatever the cause, you need help from a professional lawyer to get the situation sorted out.

How Can a Lawyer Help You?

An experienced New York drivers license suspension lawyer can help you in several key ways:

  • Review your case and determine the best defense strategy
  • Represent you at DMV hearings
  • Negotiate with the prosecutor to get charges reduced or dismissed
  • Help you regain your driving privileges
  • Make sure your rights are protected throughout the legal process

Having an attorney on your side levels the playing field and gives you the best chance at getting your license suspension lifted. Don’t try to navigate the complex legal system on your own.

Types of Suspensions

There are a few common types of license suspensions in New York:

Failure to Pay Fines

If you do not pay fines associated with traffic tickets or other violations by the deadline, the DMV will suspend your license. This is one of the most common reasons for suspensions. An attorney can help you work out a payment plan or alternative options.

Failure to Appear in Court

Missing a scheduled court date for a traffic violation or crime will also lead to immediate suspension. Your lawyer can file a motion to vacate the suspension if you had a valid reason for not appearing.

DWI Charges

Being arrested for DWI (driving while intoxicated) means your license will be suspended during the criminal case. For first offenses, it’s usually a 90-day suspension. An attorney can help get a temporary restricted license so you can still drive to certain places.

Accumulation of Points

Getting 11 or more points on your license within an 18 month period triggers a suspension. A lawyer can look for points that can be removed to get you back under the limit.

Getting Your License Back

Once your license is suspended, you’ll have to go through the proper procedures to get it reinstated. This involves paying any fines you owe, resolving any outstanding tickets/charges, and completing any programs mandated by the DMV. Your lawyer will make sure you complete all the steps accurately so your suspension can be lifted as quickly as possible.

For suspensions due to DWI charges, you’ll likely need to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle for a period of time after your license is reinstated. This breathalyzer prevents you from starting the car if you have alcohol in your system. It’s a way to monitor sobriety. Your lawyer can advise you on the process.

Why Hire a Lawyer?

Here are some key reasons why it’s so important to have a lawyer represent you if you’re facing a New York drivers license suspension:

  • Avoid further penalties – Driving on a suspended license can lead to fines, jail time, and extension of your suspension. A lawyer helps you avoid compounding the penalties.
  • Navigate DMV procedures – The DMV has very specific steps to lift a suspension. A lawyer ensures you complete them properly.
  • Negotiate with the prosecutor – For suspensions tied to criminal charges, a lawyer can negotiate dismissal or reduction of charges.
  • Protect your rights – Your lawyer ensures police and the DMV follow proper procedures and don’t violate your rights.
  • Regain driving privileges – Attorneys know how to get your suspension lifted so you can drive again.

Without legal guidance, it’s very difficult to get your license back. Don’t delay in contacting an experienced New York drivers license suspension lawyer for assistance.

How We Can Help

Here at [Law Firm Name], our team of skilled New York drivers license suspension lawyers have helped thousands of clients get their licenses back. We know how to navigate this complex legal issue and achieve the best possible outcome for your situation. When you retain our law firm, here’s what we’ll do:

  • Review your case details – We’ll examine the circumstances of your suspension and any related charges.
  • Determine your options – We’ll advise you on the best legal strategies and options specific to your case.
  • Represent you at the DMV – We’ll attend hearings and negotiate on your behalf to lift the suspension.
  • Communicate with the prosecutor – If criminal charges are involved, we’ll negotiate with the DA’s office.
  • Develop a defense – We’ll craft and present the strongest defense to protect your rights.
  • Guide you through reinstatement – We’ll make sure you complete all steps to get your license back.

With [Law Firm Name] representing you, you can feel confident your case is in good hands. Call us today at [phone number] or request a free consultation through our website to get started.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will my license be suspended?

Suspension periods vary depending on the reason and your driving record. For a first offense failure to pay fines, it may be 30 days. For a DWI arrest, it could be 90 days or longer. An attorney can give you a better estimate based on your specific circumstances.

Can I drive to work on a suspended license?

No, driving on a suspended license is illegal no matter where you are going. You could face additional charges and fines if caught driving while suspended. Your lawyer may be able to request a temporary restricted license for certain necessities.

Will my insurance rates go up?

Most likely yes. A suspension on your driving record will be seen as a risk by auto insurance companies, and they will raise your rates. An attorney may be able to negotiate with the insurer to minimize the increase.

How much does a lawyer cost?

Costs vary between law firms, but you can expect to pay $2,000 – $5,000 for representation on a license suspension case. More complex cases with criminal charges may be higher. But legal fees are well worth it to protect your driving privileges.

Can I get my license suspended for unpaid tickets in another state?

Yes, through an interstate compact between DMVs, a suspension in one state can be carried over to your license in a new state. An out-of-state ticket lawyer can assist you.

Having your license suspended can happen easily, but getting it back takes some work. Let an experienced New York drivers license suspension lawyer handle the process for you. Don’t jeopardize your driving privileges – contact our attorneys today to schedule your free consultation.

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