Carmel ALR/License Suspensions
Navigating DMV Hearings in Putnam & Westchester Counties
The Administrative License Revocation (ALR) is a civil process that is separate from criminal proceedings after a DWI charge. This program applies to individuals who have failed or refused to submit to breath or blood alcohol content testing.
The Administrative License Revocation Process
There are some differences between ALR and license suspensions and each requires different methods to get your driving privileges restored. When a driver’s license is suspended, driving privileges are taken away for a certain period of time and the driver may have to pay a suspension termination fee. A revocation takes away an individual’s right to drive. At the end of that period, the person will have to reapply for a license with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and pay a re-application fee.
Whether a license is suspended or revoked will depend on the charges and the period of time for the suspension or revocation varies. If your license is suspended or revoked, you should seek help from a knowledgeable Carmel license suspension lawyer to guide you through the process.
Suspension and revocation periods may include:
- Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) with a BAC of .08%, 6-month revocation
- Driving While Ability Impaired by a Drug, 6-month suspension
- Driving While Ability Impaired by Alcohol, 90-day suspension
- Aggravated DWI with a BAC of .18% or higher, 1-year revocation
- DWAI within 5 years of a prior conviction, 6-month revocation
- DWI or DWAI by a drug within 10 years of a previous conviction, 1-year revocation
Getting Your License Back with the Help of a Carmel DUI Lawyer
At the end of the suspension or revocation period, you must follow certain requirements to get your driving privileges restored. In some cases, it may be possible to get a conditional license, which allows you to drive for work. You should consult with an experienced Carmel DUI attorney. The Law Office of Keith R. Murphy represents clients at ALR/license suspension hearings and works hard to minimize the consequences for clients charged with DWI.
Take the first step toward defending your legal rights and call (845) 584-7033 for a consultation with an experienced Putnam County DUI lawyer.