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I was denied restoration after revocation in NY due to a fatal

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I was denied restoration after revocation in NY due to a fatal accident. That accident was the main reason for my denial, but they aslo stated I had a history of "repeat offenses", and listed 4 personal injury accidents. In two of these accidents, other parties were at fault (I was rear-ended in one, and a truck slid across the road and hit me head on in the other-in both cases I was found 0% liable). The other two were while I was on-duty as a police officer, at the scene of another accident, when my police car was struck, so those are not chargeable to me either. Except for this one incident, I had a sterling driving record, and had every safe driver discount available to me. Do I have any recourse since they are charging me with non-chargeable accidents?
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If DMV has denied your reinstatement in an appeal hearing, your next recourse is to seek to appeal their denial based on the grounds you set forth above regarding the fact that the other accidents were not chargeable to you and as such they based their decision at least in part to accidents you should not be held accountable for. Of course, to do this you need to get an attorney in NY to take your case to court, but based on what you have said they would need to evaluate the actual decision of the DMV to determine how much the other non-chargeable accidents weighed into the decision, since if they did not weigh in the decision DMV should not have mentioned those accidents.

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