Syracuse Suspended License Lawyer
What is Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in New York?
Were you cited for driving with a suspended license? In New York State, this is a serious traffic violation that can have a major impact on your life. If you have been found to be operating a vehicle while knowing that your license was suspended or revoked, you face what is known as an Aggravated Unlicensed Operation (AUO). An AUO is a misdemeanor offense in the state of New York.
You can fight back and potentially save yourself from such a result with the help of Robert Sinesi Law Firm. Our firm has helped thousands of drivers in our 25 years of our practice. We have a thorough understanding of the laws, the courts, and what it takes to secure a favorable outcome. Our Syracuse suspended license lawyer has the knowledge and experience you need to move forward.
What are the Penalties for an Aggravated Unlicensed Operation?
Because AUO is a criminal offense, it brings with it penalties that include fines, possible jail time or probation, and a criminal record that can affect your ability to get a job, procure housing, obtain financial aid, and may even affect immigration status.
AUO carries the following penalties:
- A third-degree conviction is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail and fines of $200 to $500
- A second-degree conviction is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail and fines of $500 to $1,000
- A third-degree conviction is a felony punishable by up to 4 years in jail and fines of $1,000 to $4,000
In addition to this, you risk losing your auto insurance policy or having the premiums spike significantly. You will likely be labeled as a high-risk driver.
AUO offenses can occur due to repeating the offense within an 18-month period, for failing to appear, answer, or pay a fine, for driving while intoxicated, refusing a chemical test, or for committing this offense when your license has been permanently revoked. Because of the seriousness of this offense, we urge you to get legal assistance.
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