Your license will be suspended at arraignment in court, and revoked for at least one year (18 months for a commercial driver) at a New York Department of Motor Vehicles hearing.
If you are age 21 or over, and you have a second refusal within five years of a previous refusal or alcohol conviction, your license is revoked for 18 months (permanent for a commercial driver).
If you are under age 21, and you have a second refusal within five years of a previous refusal or alcohol conviction, your license is revoked for one year or until age 21, whichever is longer.
You will also be subject to a civil penalty of $500 (second offense, $750).
Zero Tolerance Law
A driver under 21 years old who refuses to take a chemical test under the Zero Tolerance Law is subject to a 1-year license revocation and a $300 civil penalty. The Zero Tolerance law applies to a person under age 21 who operates a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .02% or more but not more than .07%.
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