How to Get a Conditional or Restricted Use License in NY

Losing your driving privileges because of a suspended license can have a negative impact on your life. You lose the ability to consistently arrive at work, take your kids to school, and make important appointments in a timely manner. 

What is the Difference Between a Conditional & Restricted License?

However, you may be able to obtain a conditional or restricted use license. A conditional license is for a qualified NY State driver whose license has been revoked or suspended due to an alcohol or drug-related violation, while a restricted license is for a driver whose license has been revoked or suspended because of a traffic violation not involving alcohol or drugs. 

What Do Conditional & Restricted License Allow You to Do?

Conditional and restricted licenses allow qualified drivers to do the following: 

  • Drive to work or school 

  • Drive their children to school or daycare 

  • Drive to medical appointments 

  • Drive to court hearings or DMV appointments related to the conditional/restricted license 

Although your ability to drive is limited, being able to perform essential tasks provides a means to still support yourself and your family. A violation of license conditions can result in harsh penalties, including increased license suspension, fines, or even jail time. 

If your driver’s license was recently suspended and you are interested in obtaining a restricted license, look no further than Stites Law to help you get back on the road as quickly as possible. On the other hand, if you recently committed a traffic violation in New York City, we can help you avoid having your license suspended in the first place. 

Contact us today at (212) 729-0472 for a free initial consultation today. Let us fight your traffic ticket immediately!