New York City Driving-Under-Suspension Lawyer
It is a genuine shock to many people arrested for driving with a suspended license that this offense can land them in jail. Arresting and prosecuting unlicensed drivers is a constant priority for New York City police because studies have indicated such drivers cause a disproportionate number of serious traffic accidents.
All forms of driving under suspension or revocation are treated as crimes in New York. Please do not make the mistake of viewing your problem as a minor traffic violation. The official charge — aggravated unlicensed operation (AUO) — sounds serious, and it is. Get the information you need and the defense you deserve by calling the experienced lawyers at Goldberg & Allen, LLP.
AUO in New York? Take It Seriously or Take Serious Consequences.
New York laws that cover driving under suspension establish three degrees of offenses. As with our complex DWI laws, it can be a challenge just to determine the reasons for the specific charge and potential consequences. Please recognize that:
- Aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree is punishable with a fine up to $500, points against your license and even jail time
- AUO in the second degree is a more serious misdemeanor punishable with greater fines and a greater likelihood of jail time – up to 180 days – or probation
- A felony charge of AUO in the first degree is often accompanied by a DWI or numerous underlying suspensions and punishable with severe fines and state prison time
Depending on your circumstances, you could face consequences ranging from a fine and up to 30 days of jail time to years of imprisonment and even forfeiture of your vehicle. Negotiation is often the best path in these cases, but our aggressive former prosecutors are always prepared for necessary motions, hearings, or a trial.
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If you have been charged with DWI, driving while suspended, aggravated unlicensed operation, or another major driving offense and want full-service, dedicated representation, please contact our New York City driving under suspension attorneys today.