If you live in New York you are lucky because it is one of only a few states along with North Carolina that does not require drivers to carry an SR-22 policy at all. However, this does not mean that you can take bigger risks and possibly go drunk driving. However, if you are convicted of drunk driving in New York you face possible jail time as well as revocation or suspension of your license.
If you have ever been convicted of drunk driving then you must have surely heard about the SR-22 insurance. What exactly is this SR-22 insurance policy? It is basically a document to prove your financial responsibility to the State. The policy is typically required for about 2-3 years depending on the State. If you are moving from a state that you were required to carry SR-22 insurance to a state that does not, the best thing to do is to check with your local DMV and they will provide you with the up to date information regarding SR-22 requirements.