Even something as simple as a traffic ticket can become so complex you find that you may need to hire an attorney. There are many reasons for this, but the main reason would be if you need to appear in court. There are a number of things that an experienced Westchester County suspended authorization attorney can help with such as, getting your fines reduced, dismissing your charges, preventing points on your driving record, and having your car insurance rates increase.

Depending on the nature of what you have been charged with will determine how severe your penalties will be. DUI and DWI can lead to some very serious penalties that include heavy fines, a driver’s authorization suspension, and even jail time. An experienced attorney can help you by getting your charged reduced, explaining your charges and the laws regarding it, and work with you on a plan to present to the judge to satisfy your sentence.

The New York DMV maintains driving records on all licensed drivers so any traffic offense will go on your record. All tickets in New York are assigned a point value so both the points and the violation remain on your driving record. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, results in an automatic license suspension for a minimum of 90 days. If you are under the age of 21, your license will be revoked if you’re convicted of DUI.

Driving without insurance, driving on a suspended license, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, improperly passing a school bus, fleeing an officer, or accumulating 3 speeding tickets within an 18-month period are all ways to lose your driver’s license in New York.

There is the chance that you may get approved for a restricted license in some cases. A Westchester County suspended license attorney who knows about NY driving laws can be very beneficial. Call the Law Office of Kimberly A. Pelesz at (914) 214-9335 and schedule a free consultation today.

Dealing With A New York Driver’s License Suspension

Are you certain that your driver’s authorization is legal and up-to-date? It might not hurt to check. . Some drivers in New York don’t even know their licenses have been suspended, and they’re committing a crime every time they get behind the wheel. If you are driving with a revoked or suspended driver’s authorization in New York, you can be prosecuted and in some cases face considerable penalties. If you face any legal difficulties regarding a New York driver’s license suspension or revocation in Westchester, Dutchess, Putnam, Orange, or Rockland County, get the legal help you need and speak to an experienced Peekskill traffic attorney immediately.

A New York driver’s license suspension can be triggered for a number of reasons. If more than 11 points are put on your license in an 18-month period, or if you fail to respond to or pay a ticket, a fine, or a Driver’s Responsibility Assessment fee, your license may be suspended. In New York your license can also be suspended if you fail to pay state taxes or child support or if you are convicted for DWI, a drug offense, or a serious traffic offense or multiple offenses. Your license can also be suspended if you drive without insurance in the state of New York.

If you drive with a license from another state, New York’s DMV can revoke your privilege to drive here, and if your license is suspended in New York, no state will grant you a license until you’ve cleared up the matter here. Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle (AUO) is the charge if you drive with a suspended or revoked New York driver’s license. While most offenders are charged with third- or second-degree AUO, first-degree AUO is a felony punishable by up to four years in state prison. If you face an AUO charge in Peekskill or Westchester County, get legal counsel and speak to an experienced Peekskill traffic attorney as quickly as possible.

What Are Conditional Driver’s Licenses in New York?

If your license has been suspended or revoked, it can be difficult or even impossible to get to work in order to make money for your family. However, just because your license is suspended does not mean you are completely out of luck.

New York does offer some individuals with suspended licenses a conditional license which allows them to drive a motor vehicle, but only under certain conditions. Most of the time, individuals who are granted a conditional license are only allowed to operate a motor vehicle if they are going to work or school.

Conditional licenses are issued to limit the amount of time that dangerous drivers are out on the road while still allowing them to make a living until their driving privileges have been reinstated. Every destination, such as work or school, must be preapproved by the courts. Once the locations are approved, you cannot make any unexpected stops on the way to the final destination. Stopping on your way home from work to pick up food from a drive-through fast food restaurant is not a pre-approved stop and would therefore not be permitted.

However, you are allowed to drive with a conditional license to a location that has not been preapproved when it is an emergency. For example, driving to the hospital for a medical emergency would not be considered a violation of the law if you have a suspended license.

Driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license is never a good idea. That’s why it is in your best interest to work with an experienced Peekskill traffic attorney to attempt to obtain a conditional license. Being granted a conditional license is never a guarantee, so don’t count on getting one if you have a suspended or revoked license. It’s important to remember that driving is a privilege, not a right. If you face a suspended or revoked license charge in Peekskill or Westchester County, get legal counsel and speak to an experienced Peekskill traffic attorney as quickly as possible.

By: Kimberly Pelesz

Family law and criminal defense attorney Kimberly A. Pelesz received a B.S. degree magna cum laude and an M.P.A. degree summa cum laude from Binghamton University. She earned her J.D. from Pace University School of Law in White Plains, where she was selected for Phi Alpha Delta. Her charitable activities include work with My Sisters’ Place in White Plains and the Westchester County District Attorney’s Humane Education Taskforce.

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