Is lifetime driver's license revocation possible in New York? It certainly is, much to the dismay of many New Yorkers who have found their driving privileges permanently revoked after a DWI or serious driving offense conviction.
In 2009, Governor David Paterson signed into law a bill named for 11-year-old Leandra Rosado, who was killed while a passenger in the vehicle of a drunk driver. The law in Leandra's honor created a new type of Class E Felony in New York, that of "Aggravated DWI/Child in Vehicle." The law makes it a felony-level criminal offense to drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs with a passenger under the age of 15 in the vehicle.