Search Site
Menu
What if I drive with a revoked or suspended license in New York?

When a New Yorker has their driving privileges revoked or suspended, they are confronted with the reality that they cannot legally drive. For many, this is a problem as they need their vehicle to get back and forth to work, for family reasons and more. Some will make the mistake of driving with a revoked or suspended license. This is treated seriously under the law and it is imperative to have a strong defense.

When a person drives with a suspended or revoked license, they will be charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation. If it is AUO in the third degree, it is a misdemeanor. The penalties will be a mandatory fine of $200 to $500. There will be a mandatory surcharge and the potential for up to 30-days incarceration or probation. If it is AUO in the second degree, it is also a misdemeanor. When the driver had a previous conviction for driving with a revoked or suspended license in the last 18 months and it was because of a third-degree violation and conviction, there can be a maximum fine of $500. There will also be a mandatory surcharge and mandatory incarceration for as much as 180 days or probation.

If the driver’s license was suspended for a violation related to alcohol or drugs; if there is an alcohol or drug offense that is pending; or if the driver has three or more driver’s license suspensions at three different times for not responding to tickets, there will be a mandatory $500 to $1,000 fine, a mandatory incarceration of seven to 180 days, or probation.

AUO in the first degree is a felony. This will be the charge if the driver was driving under the influence while the license was suspended or revoked for alcohol or drug violations or test refusal, or if there were at least 10 suspensions at 10 different times for failing to respond to tickets. The penalties will be a fine of $500 to $5,000, mandatory incarceration for up to four years or probation, and the possibility that the vehicle the person was driving will be seized or forfeited.

With the harsh penalties for driving with a revoked or suspended license, those who are facing these charges must remember their rights. Since there can be incarceration, expensive fines and more depending on the circumstances, having legal help is a must. A law firm that understands all areas of defense for traffic violations can assist with a case.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Meet Our Attorneys
  • What to do if pulled over for a DUI


    The ways to effectively handle DWI traffic stops

    Experienced drunk driving defense attorneys in Rochester know the best methods for defending their clients. But your handling of a police stop can make a difference to your defense. The following tips can help...
    READ MORE
Client Reviews
  • "All of my contact was handled very promptly and professionally. They were very knowledgeable and made me feel like my case was as important to them as it was to me."

  • "I highly recommend the Law Office of James L. Riotto. The entire staff is professional, knowledgeable and always willing to help. Mr. Riotto’s legal prowess coupled with his background in law enforcement give him the ability to be empathetic to his client’s circumstances while relentlessly striving for the best possible outcome."

  • "Everyone I’ve talked to in this office has always been kind and very helpful. I’ve used them a couple of times now and am very happy with the outcomes and how well they’ve communicated with me."

  • "I would like to say what an amazing job your office did for me. Your team really saved me and helped me save costs. I want to give a shout out to an amazing person who worked tirelessly for me.. Chelsea Gardner!! She is awesome. James, I tell everyone I know to call you and your team. True professionals and they do what they say!!"

  • "Mr. Riotto was very responsive to us on our initial call as throughout the legal process. It was very clear how he was approaching the case and what the outcome may be. It can be unsettling hiring an attorney we did not know. He very quickly put our minds to rest."

Featured Article
  • The Top Criminal Defense Lawyers in Rochester.

    Handpicked Top 3 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Rochester, New York. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!

    VIEW ARTICLE
Reviews and Ratings
  • lawyers
    5.0/5.0

    Jim was terrific. After be detained at the border, I needed a lawyer who understood policy and procedure and he was the one. He made all calls and found out the details of why it happened. He had the issue promptly corrected and provided me with a...

    Read more

    Client

  • google
    5.0/5.0

    Mr. Riotto was professional, responsive and personable. He worked diligently and aggressively on my case that resulted in a very favorable outcome. I would highly recommend his services to anyone who wants first rate representation!

    Read more

    John Bartholomew

  • lawyers
    5.0/5.0

    Mr. Riotto was professional, responsive and personable. He worked diligently and aggressively on my case that resulted in a very favorable outcome. I would highly recommend his services to anyone who wants first rate representation!

    Read more

    Client

  • google
    5.0/5.0

    Excellent firm. Jim returns calls personally and promptly when needed. Fees are fair and straight forward. Very responsive and helpful and explains everything in plain English.

    Read more

    Mathew Hazan

  • google
    5.0/5.0

    My experience with the Law Office of Mr Riotto could not have been better. His paralegals and other support people were always professional and responsive. They kept me well informed and I could not be happier with the results of his work. If you ...

    Read more

    Robert Gibson

See all reviews
Contact us

Quick Contact Form