Driving Without a License Lawyer in Hudson Valley, NY

Skilled Rockland County, NY Traffic Ticket Lawyer Fights Driving Without a License Violations Driving Without a License Lawyer in Hudson Valley, NY

Just like every other state in the country, New York requires all operators of cars, motorcycles, trucks and buses, to have a valid driver’s license. There is no leeway to this requirement. Without a driver’s license, you may not drive in Rockland County or anywhere else in New York. Failure to follow this law may result in fines and possible jail time.

If you are facing an unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle or aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle ticket issued by a police officer in Rockland County, NY, you need a knowledgeable, experienced lawyer who will fight for you. I’m Jonathan D. Katz, Esq. and I’ve been helping clients in the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York fight these types of tickets for more than 36 years. I will help you, too, by putting my experience and knowledge to work defending you against your charges in a Rockland County courtroom.

What is the Difference Between the Two Types of Driving Without a License Charges in in New York?

Depending on the circumstances of your traffic stop, you may be facing either misdemeanor or felony charges for driving without a license in Rockland County, NY.

There are two types of violations regarding driving without a license in the State of New York:

Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle: This a misdemeanor charge with penalties that include fines and up to 15 days in jail. If your license recently expired or you do have a valid driver’s license but are unable to present it to the traffic officer who pulled you over, this is likely the charge you would be facing. These charges are outlined under Section 509 of the New York Vehicle and Traffic Code

On the other hand, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle is a far more serious charge. First off, depending on the circumstances, you could be charged with a first degree felony crime. You will have a criminal record and will be facing fines and jail time if you are convicted of your charges. These charges are included in Section 511 of the New York Vehicle and Traffic Code.

Don’t just pay the ticket and give up your right to your day in court. Contact me today to schedule a consultation about your driving without a license ticket. In many cases, you won’t have to return to Rockland County, or take time off of work, to fight your ticket. Call me today so I can begin planning your defense.

Call Today for Your Consultation with a Skilled, NY, Traffic Ticket Lawyer

If you live outside of Rockland County, NY, I understand that you don’t want to return to face your traffic charges. You might be inclined to pay the ticket and plead guilty. Do not pay the ticket until you speak with me. I may be able to represent you in court so you don’t have to take time off of work to appear before a judge. I can save you time and money by negotiating with the local prosecutor here in an effort to get your charges amended.

Take advantage of a consultation about your charges. Jonathan D. Katz, Esq. will put all of his experience and knowledge of New York’s Vehicle and Traffic Codes to work for you. As your lawyer, he can stand in your place in court and in negotiations, saving you precious time and money if you live far away. In many cases, Mr. Katz can negotiate a deal with the prosecutor to get your traffic ticket reduced to a lesser charge or dismissed. He will do everything possible to protect your rights and minimize fines, points, jail time and keep your criminal record clean.

Contact Mr. Katz in his office today at 845-377-2022 so he can get started planning your defense.

Client Reviews
I was living a nightmare of being falsely accused in a judicial system that considers all fathers to be dead beat dads until proven innocent. Living out of state and facing the possibility of jail, I miraculously found Jon’s website and called his office. Within a week the tables were turned, the lies were exposed, and the harassment was stopped. If you need someone that will challenge the system, then you need Jonathan Katz. Greg Weaver
Jon’s integrity towards his clients is what makes him a standout attorney. He makes it a priority to know what's important to you. You’re not just a number. He is upfront with you right from the start. He will not string you along just for his financial benefit. He is only willing to settle the case if that's truly what you want. Anytime I called him I received a call back from him that day. Not someone else in the office. He is an attorney that has a passion for what's important to his clients. John Morrissey
Being a single mom, I had enough stress in my life. I had no idea how to go about protecting myself. My daughters were my priority. Jon walked me through the process. He turned a difficult time into a workable solution. Diane Chiriani
Jon thinks well, works to be clear and honest. He works to get to a strong argument. He seems to have a good working relationship with everybody at the courthouse. I get the feeling he has no trouble thinking like a judge. He is friendly and courteous. He doesn't overbill. He takes and returns calls promptly. His legal staff is friendly and competent. What's not to like? Rick S.
I liked that there was always transparency throughout my case. Genevieve H.