Driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license is a serious offense in New York. Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle (AUO) in the first degree is a felony. It carries a possible fine of up to $5,000 and jail or probation. Second and third degree offenses carry somewhat lower penalties.
However, it may be possible to successfully defend an AUO charge or obtain a reduction in the charge to one with lesser penalties. I know, because I represent people in traffic violation cases every week. I am Jonathan D. Katz, a lawyer with extensive experience in cases involving aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, driving without a license or insurance, and other moving traffic violations.Lifting a Driver’s License Suspension
If you have outstanding traffic tickets, your license can be suspended by the New York DMV. To obtain a lifting of the suspension, you must ask the court for a trial date. The clerk of court can then lift your suspension until the resolution of traffic violations. I can represent you in this hearing, to lift the suspension and protect your rights. My firm can also represent you in the trial, with the goal of resolving any speeding or traffic violations in a satisfactory manner. I have been able to successfully reduce many moving violation charges to lesser charges or non-moving violations in many courts in the Hudson Valley.Driving with a Suspended or Revoked License
A citation for driving with a suspended or revoked license (aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle) in the third or second degrees is a misdemeanor, with a possible fine, surcharge, and jail time or probation. Conviction on a charge of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle is a felony with much more serious potential consequences.
At my practice, Jonathan D. Katz, Attorney at Law, I defend people charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and other traffic violations in Ulster County and Orange County, New York. If I cannot get the charge dropped entirely, I can attempt to get the charge reduced to the lesser charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle or perhaps even a non-moving violation.Speak with an Experienced Attorney
For a free consultation about your case with Jonathan D. Katz, Attorney at Law, call (845) 834-4747 or send us an e-mail.