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Defending DWI/DUI: Legal Issues, Process, Treatment, NYS Impaired Driver System

Defending DWI/DUI: Legal Issues, Process, Treatment, NYS Impaired Driver System

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Defending DWI/DUI offenses effectively requires a thorough understanding of not only the legal issues, but the process by which clients are evaluated, treated if necessary, and their information is completed in the New York State Impaired Driver System (IDS) (co-managed by the DMV and the Office of Addiction Services and Supports- OASAS).

Properly completing the information in the IDS is a critical part of the process of relicensing after a DWI/DUI. For unlicensed drivers or drivers applying for a license after a revocation, proper completion in the IDS not only allows the motorist to apply for a license but decreases the incidence of aggravated unlicensed driver offenses.

It is important for both the OASAS approved providers and the motorist’s attorney to understand this system in order to effectively assist and advise their mutual clients on re-licensing or applying for a license after a DWI/DUI

Learning Goal: 

You will understand the DWI/DUI defense process, Impaired Driver Assessment process and the steps for completing a motorist in the Impaired Driver System. Viewers will learn about the differences in processing an unlicensed motorist, a motorist with a license revocation due to multiple DWI/DUI offenses and a single offense motorist seeking to reinstate their license. 


Jonathan D. Cohn, Esq., Partner, Gerstenzang, Sills, Cohn & Gerstenzang

Katherine Mitchell PhD, LCSW, CASAC, OASAS/DMV Approved Provider, East End Counseling LCSW PLLC

Section Member Price: $40.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $100.00
Published Date:
  • October 22, 2021
  • Online On-Demand
Product Code:
  • VLF81
Ethics and Professionalism Credit(s):
  • 0.5
Skills Credit(s):
  • 1.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 1.5