Driving without a License in New York City
Definition of Driving without a License
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 NYC driver's license. According to New York's Vehicle Traffic Code - Section 509, driving without a license in New York is a serious misdemeanor 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 driver's license in NYC may involve the following:
- Underage drivers
- Drivers who have failed to renew a license
- Drivers without a valid license with them while driving
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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What is the Penalty for Driving Without a NYC Driver's 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. 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.
You will be looking at the following penalties for driving without a license:
- Fines between $75 and $300
- Maximum 15 days in jail
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.
Driving with a Suspended or Revoked License in NYC
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:
Having your vehicle impounded
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.
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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 driver's 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.
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!
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