You need to notify your PO immediately. While I would like more information to better qualify this answer, in my experience one violation of this type does not generally result in a revocation. It may occasion some lesser penalty or loss of time; but I would be surprised by a revocation. However, failure to report this will likely have a very negative impact. It would be better for you to advise your PO than the IID people.
I think Ernest nails it on the head. If you took a plea your chances of vacating it are slim. If case went to trial you may have some appellate issues and you would need to consult with an appellate/post-conviction attorney.
This is a tricky legal analysis because the administrative law judge at the refusal hearing has to find probable cause for the stop; but at the same time it is an administrative proceeding and thus you don't have the same rights as in a criminal case. For example, your failure to testify can be used against you. I had success in reversing a Manhattan ALJ in an Article 78 proceeding; but it was a really egregious set of facts. For the most part It is very difficult to have an ALJ reversed by...
If this is your first DWI arrest -and you have no other license problems- you are eligible for a conditional license pending prosecution after 30 days. That is 30 days from the date you were arraigned and suspended in Staten Island. You should receive a letter from DMV. If not just go in on day 30 and inquire.
The NYPD will typically settle these cases for $500 and satisfaction of any conditions imposed on you by the screening provider. The settlement process is pretty straightforward; really just a matter of filling out some paperwork. However, as one of my colleagues noted you will need a release from the DA. Your criminal lawyer should contact the DA's office for this. This can be a headache!
From your post I take it this is a NYC arrest. The decision of whether to seek civil forfeiture is up to the NYPD; not the district attorney. In my experience in NYC third-party owners almost always get the cars back. Even most defendants will on a first (and sometimes even second) offense. Assuming the police are not seeking forfeiture you may be able to get the car back before the criminal case is over. The DA will usually enter into a stipulation with the driver stating that there was...
Its a tough question and I agree with all of my colleagues. I have a fairly busy DWI practice in NYC; where a refusal does not equate to a "no offer". I advise my clients that if they know they have had more than two or three drinks shortly before driving they should not blow. Better to face the possibility of being revoked by DMV (which is rare in NYC ) than giving strong evidence of your intoxication.
The case is only close to being dismissed for a speedy trial dismissal if it has been indicted. (See CPL 180.85). It sounds like it has not been indicted and that a felony complaint is pending. This can go on for more than a year. (Id.). In my experience most DA's will offer a misdemeanor on these cases but I would need a lot more information to comment further.
I agree with my colleagues and add that it is obviously really up to the judge. However, the conditional plea seems very reasonable and I think it would be difficult to argue that an additional six-months of probation would be so arduous.