Recently, this blog has discussed a number of drunk driving topics. We discussed New York zero tolerance laws for underage drunk driving. We also discussed one congressman’s proposal to help fund technology that would prevent a vehicle from starting based on the driver’s blood alcohol content. Today, we will discuss the importance of retaining one’s driver’s license, if one is accused of drunk driving.

One of the primary penalties a person convicted of drunk driving may face is the revocation of his or her driver’s license. Understandably, this could have a major impact on the driver’s life. Even the simplest of tasks, such as going to the grocery store to pick up a gallon of milk, are made prohibitively difficult if one does not have a driver’s license.

The severity of the issue is ratcheted up when one considers that a driver’s ability to get to work to earn a living can also be severely affected, if the driver loses his or her license. In some circumstances, if a worker cannot get to work, he or she could lose his or her job. As this shows, losing one’s driver’s license can be a major setback both personally and financially.

That is why it is important for those who are accused of drinking and driving to seek the help they need to successfully defeat such charges. The attorneys at Braunfotel & Frendel, LLC, have represented many clients who were facing the revocation of their driver’s license. They understand how important it is for New Yorkers to retain their privilege to drive. They help their clients by evaluating the circumstances surrounding the traffic stop, along with the legality of any field sobriety tests performed. Their overview of driving while intoxicated may help readers better understand how the threat of license revocation can be addressed.