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Length of Time a License is Suspended due to Drugs or Alcohol

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How Long Will my License be Suspended or Revoked for a Conviction to a Drug or Alcohol Offense?

Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (AGG-DWI) / Blood Alcohol Concentration (.18 BAC) or higher; (AGG DWICIV) DWI with a child 15 years old or younger in vehicle.


Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), or with .08 % Blood Alcohol Concentration (.08 BAC):

REVOCATION: 6-months

Driving While Ability Impaired by a Drug (DWAI-Drug):

SUSPENSION: 6-months

DWI, .08 BAC or DWAI- Drug committed within 10 years of any previous violation:


Driving While Ability Impaired by Alcohol (DWAI):


DWAI committed within 5 years of any previous alcohol or drug-related violation:

REVOCATION: 6-months

 First alcohol or drug-related violation by a driver, except Zero Tolerance, under age 21:


Second alcohol or drug-related violation by a driver, except Zero Tolerance, under age 21:

REVOCATION until age 21 or 1-year, whichever is longer*

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) outside New York State:

REVOCATION: Alcohol 90-day
SUSPENSION: Drug 6-months

* These penalties apply even if the driver is adjudicated as a youthful offender.

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