The Seriousness Of Being Caught Driving After Suspension
New York has strict laws against driving after suspension. If you are caught driving while suspended, you may be charged with the crime of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
Driving After Suspension In New York
Aggravated unlicensed operation is typically a misdemeanor offense, but may be charged as a felony in certain circumstances. The different types of aggravated unlicensed operation are set forth in New York’s Vehicle and Traffic Code at Article 20, Section 511. The three types of aggravated unlicensed operation include:
- Aggravated unlicensed operation — third degree: A misdemeanor with a maximum jail sentence of 30 days. This offense occurs when a person drives after the suspension (or revocation) of their driver’s license.
- Aggravated unlicensed operation — second degree: A misdemeanor with a maximum jail sentence of 180 days. This offense occurs when a person drives while suspended and has a prior conviction for aggravated unlicensed operation within the last 18 months.
- Aggravated unlicensed operation — first degree: A Class E felony offense. This occurs when a driver is caught driving on a suspended or revoked license while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Call 888-SPEEDTX if you need help. If you have been caught driving while suspended, contact James Kleinbaum Attorney At Law P.C. in Chatham, New York. We offer experienced and aggressive representation for people charged with traffic crimes.
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If you are facing criminal charges for a traffic violation, we are here to help. Our attorney, James E. Kleinbaum, has more than 25 years of legal experience. He has personally handled thousands of cases involving traffic violations, including speeding tickets, DWI/DWAI, reckless driving and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle (driving after suspension).
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