If you are convicted of a first-time DWI offense, your license will be revoked for minimum of six months. After the revocation period, you must reapply for a NY License and cannot simply reinstate your previous license. Importantly, if your conviction results in a sentence of probation, your probation officer or the Judge, not the DMV, has the final discretion as to whether you will be allowed to apply for a new license upon successful completion of the 6 month revocation period.  Based on your prior record, you may be eligible for a 20 day stay of your revocation and a conditional license which would allow you to maintain some driving privileges throughout your case.