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.
Under New York laws, you can have your driver's license permanently revoked after a:
- Third, fourth or subsequent DWI conviction
- Serious driving offense, which includes offenses totaling 20 points on your driver's license, any two five-point offenses or violations that result in fatalities
When you attempt to get your driver' license reinstated after such an offense, the DMV will conduct a 25-year lookback into your driving record. Based on this investigation, they will determine if your driver's license should be permanently revoked.
Driver's license revocation even for a few months is a nightmare for those who rely on their vehicles for getting to and from work, daycare, social events, shopping trips and more. A lifetime ban is almost unthinkable.
Of course, you don't have to accept their decision lying down. You are innocent until proven guilty in the eyes of the law. By mounting a skilled defense, you can give yourself the best possible chance of holding on to your driver's license and the lifestyle it permits.