Driving while knowingly or having reason to know your license is suspended is a criminal offense in the State of N.Y. (misdemeanor), and can be charged as a felony in certain extreme cases.
Driving with a suspended license is a serious allegation that can result in jail or probation Most of the time when we see this charge, our clients are unaware that their license was suspended and had never received notice of suspension due to a change in address.
If you or someone you know is facing such a charge, it is important to speak with a knowledgeable Vehicle and Traffic Attorney that can guide you through the process of reinstating your license.
Typically, if the license is reinstated in a timely fashion, the Prosecutor will offer to reduce the criminal offense to a non-criminal offense. It is important to determine why you were suspended and correct the situation as soon as possible.
If you or someone you know has been charged with aggravated unlicensed operation in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Columbia, Rockland, Orange or Ulster County, the Harold Dee Team can help. Our attorneys can review the ticket and discuss the applicable facts and advise on how to best handle the situation.