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Nassau County Driving With Suspended/Revoked License Lawyer

In New York State, Driving with a Suspended or Revoked License is a very serious criminal offense. Suspension or Revocation of one's driver's license can be the result of many factors including, but not limited to,  a conviction for Driving While Intoxicated, breath test refusal, unpaid traffic tickets and/or the failure to appear to answer traffic tickets.  Losing the privilege to legally drive a vehicle impacts your everyday ability to drive to and from work, run routine errands, and/or transport your children to school activities or to the doctor.

Penalties for driving with a suspended or revoked license include steep fines and possible misdemeanor or even felony convictions which carry jail and/or prison sentences.

Even if you currently live outside of New York State, consequences from New York driving convictions and traffic tickets can follow you anywhere in the country.  Although you may possess an out of state driver's license, if you fail to resolve a traffic matter in New York State and/or your privileges to drive get suspended/revoked in New York, your driver's license in your home state will likely also be suspended/revoked until you clear the underlying matter(s) in New York.  At Michael A. Arbeit, P.C., we can quickly help you resolve these New York suspension/revocation issues and quite often, it can be done without you having to come back to New York as we can appear on you behalf.

At Michael A. Arbeit, P.C., we take matters that involve driving with a suspended/revoked license very seriously.  We expeditiously help client's clear up any and all open suspensions/revocations and get them on the right track to obtaining a valid drivers license.

If your drivers license is suspended/revoked in New York State, call Michael A. Arbeit, P.C. immediately. 

S 511. Operation  while  license or privilege is suspended or revoked;
  aggravated unlicensed operation. 1. Aggravated unlicensed operation of a
  motor vehicle in the third degree. (a) A person is guilty of the offense
  of aggravated unlicensed operation of  a  motor  vehicle  in  the  third
  degree  when  such person operates a motor vehicle upon a public highway
  while knowing or having reason to know that  such  person's  license  or
  privilege  of operating such motor vehicle in this state or privilege of
  obtaining a  license  to  operate  such  motor  vehicle  issued  by  the
  commissioner  is  suspended,  revoked  or  otherwise  withdrawn  by  the
  commissioner.
    (b) Aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle  in  the  third
  degree is a misdemeanor. When a person is convicted of this offense, the
  sentence  of  the court must be: (i) a fine of not less than two hundred
  dollars  nor  more  than  five  hundred  dollars;  or  (ii)  a  term  of
  imprisonment  of  not more than thirty days; or (iii) both such fine and
  imprisonment.
    (c) When a person is convicted of this offense  with  respect  to  the
  operation  of a motor vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of more
  than eighteen thousand pounds, the sentence of the court must be: (i)  a
  fine of not less than five hundred dollars nor more than fifteen hundred
  dollars; or (ii) a term of imprisonment of not more than thirty days; or
  (iii) both such fine and imprisonment.
    2.  Aggravated  unlicensed  operation of a motor vehicle in the second
  degree. (a) A person is guilty of the offense of  aggravated  unlicensed
  operation  of  a  motor  vehicle  in  the second degree when such person
  commits the offense  of  aggravated  unlicensed  operation  of  a  motor
  vehicle  in  the  third  degree  as  defined  in subdivision one of this
  section; and
    (i) has previously been convicted of an offense that  consists  of  or
  includes  the  elements  comprising  the  offense  committed  within the
  immediately preceding eighteen months; or
    (ii) the suspension or revocation is based upon a refusal to submit to
  a chemical test pursuant to section eleven hundred ninety-four  of  this
  chapter, a finding of driving after having consumed alcohol in violation
  of  section  eleven  hundred  ninety-two-a  of  this  chapter  or upon a
  conviction for a violation of any of the provisions  of  section  eleven
  hundred ninety-two of this chapter; or
    (iii) the suspension was a mandatory suspension pending prosecution of
  a  charge  of  a  violation of section eleven hundred ninety-two of this
  chapter ordered pursuant to paragraph (e) of subdivision two of  section
  eleven hundred ninety-three of this chapter or other similar statute; or
    (iv)  such  person has in effect three or more suspensions, imposed on
  at least three separate dates, for failure to answer, appear  or  pay  a
  fine, pursuant to subdivision three of section two hundred twenty-six or
  subdivision four-a of section five hundred ten of this chapter.
    (b)  Aggravated  unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second
  degree is a misdemeanor. When a person is convicted of this crime  under
  subparagraph  (i)  of paragraph (a) of this subdivision, the sentence of
  the court must be: (i) a fine of not less than five hundred dollars; and
  (ii) a term of imprisonment not to exceed one hundred  eighty  days;  or
  (iii)   where  appropriate  a  sentence  of  probation  as  provided  in
  subdivision six of this section; or (iv) a term  of  imprisonment  as  a
  condition  of  a  sentence of probation as provided in the penal law and
  consistent with this section. When a person is convicted of  this  crime
  under  subparagraph  (ii),  (iii)  or  (iv)  of  paragraph  (a)  of this
  subdivision, the sentence of the court must be: (i) a fine of  not  less
  than five hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars; and (ii) a
  term  of  imprisonment  of  not  less  than seven days nor more than one
  hundred eighty days, or (iii) where appropriate a sentence of  probation
  as  provided  in  subdivision  six  of  this  section; or (iv) a term of
  imprisonment as a condition of a sentence of probation  as  provided  in
  the penal law and consistent with this section.
    3.  Aggravated  unlicensed  operation  of a motor vehicle in the first
  degree. (a) A person is guilty of the offense of  aggravated  unlicensed
  operation  of  a motor vehicle in the first degree when such person: (i)
  commits the offense  of  aggravated  unlicensed  operation  of  a  motor
  vehicle  in the second degree as provided in subparagraph (ii), (iii) or
  (iv) of paragraph  (a)  of  subdivision  two  of  this  section  and  is
  operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or a drug
  in violation of subdivision one, two, two-a, three, four, four-a or five
  of section eleven hundred ninety-two of this chapter; or
    (ii) commits the offense of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor
  vehicle  in  the  third  degree  as  defined  in subdivision one of this
  section; and is operating a motor  vehicle  while  such  person  has  in
  effect  ten  or more suspensions, imposed on at least ten separate dates
  for failure to answer, appear or pay a  fine,  pursuant  to  subdivision
  three  of  section two hundred twenty-six of this chapter or subdivision
  four-a of section five hundred ten of this article; or
    (iii) commits the offense of  aggravated  unlicensed  operation  of  a
  motor  vehicle in the third degree as defined in subdivision one of this
  section;  and  is  operating  a  motor  vehicle  while  under  permanent
  revocation  as  set  forth  in  subparagraph  twelve of paragraph (b) of
  subdivision two of section eleven hundred ninety-three of this  chapter;
  or
    (iv)  operates  a  motor vehicle upon a public highway while holding a
  conditional license issued pursuant  to  paragraph  (a)  of  subdivision
  seven  of  section eleven hundred ninety-six of this chapter while under
  the influence of alcohol or a drug in violation of subdivision one, two,
  two-a, three, four, four-a or five of section eleven hundred  ninety-two
  of this chapter.
    (b)  Aggravated  unlicensed  operation of a motor vehicle in the first
  degree is a class E felony. When a person is convicted  of  this  crime,
  the sentence of the court must be: (i) a fine in an amount not less than
  five  hundred  dollars  nor  more than five thousand dollars; and (ii) a
  term of imprisonment as provided  in  the  penal  law,  or  (iii)  where
  appropriate and a term of imprisonment is not required by the penal law,
  a  sentence of probation as provided in subdivision six of this section,
  or (iv) a term of imprisonment as a condition of a sentence of probation
  as provided in the penal law.
    4. Defense. In any prosecution under  this  section  or  section  five
  hundred  eleven-a  of  this  chapter,  it  is  a defense that the person
  operating the motor vehicle has at the time of  the  offense  a  license
  issued by a foreign country, state, territory or federal district, which
  license  is  valid  for  operation  in this state in accordance with the
  provisions of section two hundred fifty of this chapter.
    5. Limitation on pleas.  Where  an  accusatory  instrument  charges  a
  violation of this section, any plea of guilty entered in satisfaction of
  such  charge  must  include  at  least  a  plea  of guilty of one of the
  offenses defined by this section and no other  disposition  by  plea  of
  guilty  to  any  other  charge  in  satisfaction of such charge shall be
  authorized; provided,  however,  that  if  the  district  attorney  upon
  reviewing  the  available  evidence  determines  that  the  charge  of a
  violation of this section is not warranted, he may set  forth  upon  the
  record  the basis for such determination and consent to a disposition by
  plea of guilty to another charge in satisfaction of such charge, and the
  court may accept such plea.
    6. Sentence of probation. In any case where a sentence of probation is
  authorized by this section, the court may in its discretion impose  such
  sentence,  provided  however,  if  the  court  is  of the opinion that a
  program of alcohol or drug treatment may be effective  in  assisting  in
  prevention  of  future  offenses  of a similar nature upon imposing such
  sentence, the court shall require as a condition of  the  sentence  that
  the defendant participate in such a program.
    7.   Exceptions.  When  a  person  is  convicted  of  a  violation  of
  subdivision one or two of this section, and the  suspension  was  issued
  pursuant  to  (a) subdivision four-e of section five hundred ten of this
  article due to a support arrears, or (b) subdivision four-f  of  section
  five  hundred  ten  of  the article due to past-due tax liabilities, the
  mandatory penalties set forth in subdivision one or two of this  section
  shall  not  be applicable if, on or before the return date or subsequent
  adjourned date, such person presents proof that such support arrears  or
  past-due  tax  liabilities  have  been  satisfied  as shown by certified
  check, notice issued by the court ordering  the  suspension,  or  notice
  from  a support collection unit or department of taxation and finance as
  applicable. The sentencing court shall take the satisfaction of  arrears
  or  the  payment  of  the  past-due  tax  liabilities  into account when
  imposing a sentence for any such conviction. For licenses suspended  for
  non-payment  of past-due tax liabilities, the court shall also take into
  consideration proof, in the form of a  notice  from  the  department  of
  taxation  and  finance,  that  such person has made payment arrangements
  that are satisfactory to the commissioner of taxation and finance.

  S 511-a. Facilitating  aggravated  unlicensed  operation  of  a  motor
  vehicle. 1. A person is guilty of the offense of facilitating aggravated
  unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third  degree  when  such
  person  consents  to  the  operation  upon  a  public highway of a motor
  vehicle registered in such person's name knowing  or  having  reason  to
  know  that  the  operator  of  such vehicle is a person whose license or
  privilege of operating such motor vehicle in this state or privilege  of
  obtaining  a  license  issued  to  operate  such  motor  vehicle  by the
  commissioner  is  suspended,  revoked  or  otherwise  withdrawn  by  the
  commissioner  and  the vehicle is operated upon a public highway by such
  person.
    2. Facilitating aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle  in
  the  third  degree  is  a traffic infraction. When a person is convicted
  thereof the sentence of the court must be: (i) a fine of not  less  than
  two hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars or (ii) a term of
  imprisonment of not more than fifteen days, or (iii) both.
    3.  A person is guilty of facilitating aggravated unlicensed operation
  of a motor vehicle in the second degree when such person:
    (a)  commits  the  offense  of  facilitating   aggravated   unlicensed
  operation  of  a  motor  vehicle  in  the  third  degree  as  defined in
  subdivision one of this section after  having  been  convicted  of  such
  offense within the preceding eighteen months; or
    (b) consents to the operation upon a public highway of a motor vehicle
  registered  in  such person's name knowing or having reason to know that
  the operator of such vehicle is a person who has in effect three or more
  suspensions, imposed on at least three separate dates,  for  failure  to
  answer,  appear  or pay a fine, pursuant to subdivision three of section
  two hundred twenty-six or subdivision four-a of section five hundred ten
  of this chapter; or
    (c) commits the crime of facilitating aggravated unlicensed  operation
  of  a  motor  vehicle in the third degree after having been convicted of
  such an offense two or more times within the preceding five years.
    For purposes of this  subdivision,  "motor  vehicle"  shall  mean  any
  vehicle for hire, including a taxicab, livery, as defined in section one
  hundred   twenty-one-e   of  this  chapter,  coach,  limousine,  van  or
  wheelchair accessible van, tow truck, bus or commercial motor vehicle as
  defined section five hundred nine-a of this chapter.
    Facilitating aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the
  second degree is a misdemeanor. When a person is convicted of this crime
  pursuant to paragraphs (a) or (b) of this subdivision, the  sentence  of
  the court must be: (i) a fine of not less than five hundred dollars, nor
  more  than  seven  hundred fifty dollars; or (ii) a term of imprisonment
  not to exceed sixty days; or (iii) both a fine and imprisonment; or (iv)
  where  appropriate,  a  sentence  of  probation;  or  (v)  a   term   of
  imprisonment  as  a  condition of a sentence of probation as provided in
  the penal law. When a person is convicted  of  this  crime  pursuant  to
  paragraph  (c)  of  this subdivision, the sentence of the court must be:
  (i) a fine of not less than five hundred, nor  more  than  one  thousand
  dollars; or (ii) a term of imprisonment not to exceed one hundred eighty
  days;  or (iii) both a fine and imprisonment; or (iv) where appropriate,
  a sentence of probation; or (v) a term of imprisonment as a condition of
  probation as provided in the penal law.
    4. A person is guilty of facilitating aggravated unlicensed  operation
  of  a motor vehicle in the first degree when such person consents to the
  operation upon a public highway of a motor vehicle  registered  in  such
  person's name knowing or having reason to know that the operator of such
  vehicle  is  a person who has in effect ten or more suspensions, imposed
  on at least ten separate dates, for failure to answer, appear or  pay  a
  fine, pursuant to subdivision three of section two hundred twenty-six or
  subdivision four-a of section five hundred ten of this chapter.
    For  purposes  of  this  subdivision,  "motor  vehicle" shall mean any
  vehicle for hire, including a taxicab, livery, as defined in section one
  hundred  twenty-one-e  of  this  chapter,  coach,  limousine,   van   or
  wheelchair accessible van, tow truck, bus or commercial motor vehicle as
  defined in section five hundred nine-a of this chapter.
    Facilitating aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the
  first  degree  is  a  class E felony. When a person is convicted of this
  crime, the sentence of the court must be: (i) a fine in  an  amount  not
  less  than one thousand dollars nor more than five thousand dollars; and
  (ii) a term of imprisonment as provided in the penal law; or (iii) where
  appropriate, a sentence of probation; or (iv) a term of imprisonment  as
  a condition of a sentence of probation as provided in the penal law.
    5.  Upon  a  conviction of a violation of subdivision three or four of
  this section the commissioner shall revoke the registration of the motor
  vehicle for which the defendant's consent is given  and  shall  only  be
  restored  pursuant to the provisions of subdivision five of section five
  hundred ten of  this  article.  If  such  defendant  is  a  corporation,
  partnership,   association   or  other  group,  none  of  its  officers,
  principals, directors or stockholders owning more than  ten  percent  of
  the  outstanding  stock of the corporation shall be eligible to register
  the motor vehicle.

  


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