As of September 26th 2012 there was new law passed in NY State that allows the courts to look back 25 years at your driving record to determine whether or not you can lose your license for LIFE if convicted of 3 alcohol related driving offenses. They look at how many alcohol related offenses are on your record as well as how many points you have for tickets and the like. I have a speeding ticket from 1999 that I was told by DMV is 8 points (can't remember exactly but must have plead guilty) a speeding ticket from 2003 that DMV told me is 8 pts same story, a DUI from 1999 when I was a kid and satisfied all court classes, fines and requirements, an "alcohol related infraction" in 2003 and recently another DUI that I'm fighting. If I'm convicted, my dving hsty will cause me to lose my license
Meet with an experienced DWI defense attorney who is familiar with the new regulations. To the best of my knowledge, there is no way to remove an infraction from your driving record for purposes of applying these new regulations. If a driver could do so, it would undermine the whole stated purpose of these regulations.
That said, speak with an attorney. He or she can review your Abstract of Driving Record (you can get one from DMV for a few dollars) and advise you accordingly.
Christopher I. Simser, Sr.
269 West Jefferson Street, 2nd Floor
Syracuse, NY 13202
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