At an arraignment before a judge on a charge of a DWI or DUI in New York the judge is required to suspend the motorists drivers license if certain criteria are met. This is called the prompt suspension law. If the motorist has a commercial drivers license, CDL the same rules apply. The motorist can request a hardship hearing. At the hearing the judge may grant a hardship license to the motorist. However, the motorist that has a CDL does not get the hardship privilege applied to his CDL just to operate non-commercial vehicles during the time that the hardship privilege is in effect.
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