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Driving without a License in New York City

Defense from an NYC Traffic Lawyer

There are various different scenarios which may lead a person to consider driving without a license in New York City. In times of desperation or due to previous obligations, a person may opt to do something they know isn't right so that they can accomplish what they consider needs to be done. Have you been cited by a police officer for driving without a license in the New York City area? If you need legal assistance in defending yourself against a ticket for unlicensed operation, we recommend that you contact Gannes & Musico, LLP as soon as possible.

Our firm has defended hundreds of drivers throughout the area on all types of traffic violations, including driving without a license. Our Brooklyn traffic court lawyers have extensive knowledge and experience in effectively handling traffic ticket cases and work vigorously to help you achieve a favorable outcome.

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Definition of Driving without a License

According to New York's Vehicle Traffic Code - Section 509, it is illegal for an individual to operate or drive a motor vehicle on a public highway, on public roads, in a public garage, at a shopping center or in any other public location unless he or she has a valid driver's license. It is a serious offense that carries a penalty of a fine between $75 to $300 or jail time of up to 15 days or both.

Driving without a license may involve the following:

  • Underage drivers
  • Drivers who have failed to renew a license
  • Drivers without a valid license with them while driving

What is the Penalty for Driving Without a License?

Driving without a license in NY is a misdemeanor. If you fail to renew your driver's license within 60 days of its expiration, the fine is a minimum of $40.

You will be looking at the following penalties for driving without a license:

  • Fines between $75 and $300
  • Maximum 15 days in jail

Commercial drivers who are found to be driving without a valid driver's license for the specific type of vehicle they are operating will be facing fines up to $75.

Driving with a Suspended or Revoked License

  • If you are stopped and cited for driving with a suspended or revoked license, this is a more serious matter. This offense is a criminal violation which carries mandatory fines of $200 to $5000.

You may also be subject to the following:

  • Imprisonment

  • Probation

  • Having your vehicle impounded

An aggravated unlicensed operation (AUO) charge occurs when you are stopped by a police officer because your license has been suspended or revoked earlier, whether you were aware of it or not, due to an unresolved traffic offense.

Depending on why you have been stopped, you can be charged with an AUO in the first, second or third degree, which is a misdemeanor. First and second-degree charges are often alcohol-related or charges with multiple suspensions. Convictions of this type of crime can result in severe penalties.

Call a New York City Traffic Ticket Attorney from Gannes & Musico, LLP! We are available 24/7.

If you are facing charges of driving without a license or driving with a suspended license, you should get in touch with our experienced team. We have handled hundreds of cases and can craft a defense that fits your circumstances and fights for the best possible outcome. Let us get started on your case today!

Contact a New York City traffic ticket attorney from our office as soon as possible! Call (877) 803-2603 today.

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