What are the Penalties for Driving Without a License in New York?

What are the Penalties for Driving Without a License in New York?

New York takes traffic violations very seriously, which is why if you have been charged with an aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, you will likely face severe consequences. Reach out to our experienced New York traffic violations attorneys to discuss the specifics of your case and your options. Our firm at the Law Office of Jacob A. Rudman is committed to putting your best interests first and to protecting you and your future. Continue reading to learn more about the penalties of driving with a suspended or revoked license in New York.

What are the consequences of driving without a license in New York?

If your license has been suspended or revoked, you are not legally permitted to drive. Unfortunately, if you are caught driving with a suspended license and the officer can show that you knew or should have to know your license was suspended or revoked, you will face severe penalties that can have life-long detrimental effects. If you are in this situation, you will likely receive an aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle charge (AUO). If you receive an AUO in the second or third degree, you will face a misdemeanor. If you receive an AUO in the first degree, however, you will face a Class E felony. The consequences of an aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle charge in New York State include the following:

  • AUO in the third degree: A possible $500 fine up to 30 days of jail time.
  • AUO in the second degree:  If you receive an AUO in the second degree, it is because you either had a previous AUO in the last 18 months or you were driving with a suspended license due to a DUI or chemical test refusal.
  • AUO in the first degree: This results in a possible $5,000 fine and anywhere between one and four years of jail time.

If you have been charged with driving without a license, you will need an experienced New York traffic violations attorney on your side. Our skilled legal team is dedicated to ensuring that you and your future are protected.

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Whether you need a Nassau County Criminal Defense Lawyer or traffic ticket attorney, The Law Office of Jacob A. Rudman is here to help. Our firm has significant experience representing clients facing a wide range of criminal charges, including DUIs, drug crimes, domestic violence, assault, juvenile crimes, and more. If you have been issued a traffic ticket, it is important to contact us today. We zealously represent clients facing tickets for speeding, reckless driving, driving without a license, and those caught using a mobile device. Contact us today to schedule your first consultation with our trusted legal team.

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