Unlicensed Operation and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation
Yonkers Traffic Violation Defense Lawyer
If you have been ticketed for unlicensed operation or aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the Yonkers, New York area and you would like to challenge this in court, you may wish to seek the services of a traffic violation defense attorney. At the Law Office of Aaron G. Baily, we have defended hundreds of motorists in court for all manner of traffic offenses. By consulting with our Yonkers traffic violation defense lawyer, you will have the advantage of his professional legal skills, his extensive knowledge of traffic law, and his familiarity with the Yonkers court system. All of this can serve you well in getting the successful case outcome you want, including possible dismissal of charges and reduction of penalties.
Unlicensed operation refers to driving without a valid driver's license. The Vehicle and Traffic Code states that a driver in New York must have a valid license. The penalties for violating this may be fines between $75 and $300 or imprisonment for not more than 15 days or both fine and imprisonment. If the driver was cited for not renewing his license and the license was valid within 60 days of the citation, then the fine is reduced to $40 or less.
Aggravated Unlicensed Operation
Driving with a suspended or revoked license is known as aggravated unlicensed operation. This is a criminal charge and may result in fines ranging from $200 to $5000. Other penalties may involve mandatory imprisonment or probation and seizure and possible loss of the vehicle being driven at the time of the citation.
The most common charge for this type of offense is aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree, which occurs when someone is driving with a suspended license. Aggravated unlicensed operations in the second or first degree are more serious offenses, usually involving many suspensions or connection with alcohol.
Have you been cited for unlicensed operation?
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Aaron G. Baily for a free initial consultation about your case today!