At the Law Offices of Mayo Bartlett PLLC located in White Plains, New York, we represent many clients who have been charged with Driving While Intoxicated. It is not surprising that quite often, one of their primary concerns is maintaining their driving privileges. Our DWI Lawyers work with our clients to help them obtain a Conditional License. A Conditional License, or Conditional Privilege for our clients who have an out of state driver’s license, may be granted pending prosecution as well as after the case has been resolved.
If you have had another DWI related conviction within the previous 5 years you are not eligible for a Conditional License. If you are eligible, a Conditional License may allow you to drive to and from work, to attend accredited educational programs, to go to medical appointments, to pick up children from daycare or school, and to attend drug or alcohol programs which are mandated by the Court. It should be noted that Conditional Licenses do not allow a person to drive for non-essential activities. They are strictly limited to the activities enumerated by the Department of Motor Vehicles. In fact, if you are stopped while driving in violation of the terms of the Conditional License, you may be charged with Aggravated Operation of a Motor Vehicle, which is a crime.
Whether you have a Conditional License issued after a Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI) charge, or a Conditional License in connection with a DWI conviction, it is important to be aware that it is not a full license. Furthermore, your license is not automatically restored after the suspension or revocation has ended. You must go to the DMV to ensure that your full license or privilege has been restored.