Athens Unlicensed Operation (AUO) Defense Lawyer

Fighting the Charge of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation

If your record is clean, the last thing you want is a criminal record because of an aggravated unlicensed operation charge. However, the right criminal defense can make all the difference in keeping your record clean and preventing a suspended license. I am Catskill traffic lawyer James M. Wagman, and I provide Greene County clients with the criminal defense they deserve for aggravated unlicensed operation charges.

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If you are driving with a suspended or revoked license, you will be charged with an AUO, or aggravated unlicensed operation. For example, you could be stopped for a speeding ticket or even a taillight going out. As soon as the officer checks your record and discovers your license has been suspended or revoked, you will be charged.

People have their license suspended or revoked for a number of reasons, but in most cases it is because they did not respond to a previous ticket. If you have been charged with aggravated unlicensed operation because you failed to respond to a prior traffic ticket, it is important to deal with the initial ticket. If you are able to resolve that ticket, it can help tremendously.

Types of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation

There are multiple types of aggravated unlicensed operation, but the most common is the lowest form, known as AUO 3rd. Driving with a suspended license is a misdemeanor, and so is AUO 3rd. Depending upon the circumstances behind your suspension or revocation, you could even be charged with and arrested for an AUO 1st, a felony.

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Traffic tickets and license suspension is one thing, but an aggravated unlicensed operation charge will go on your criminal record. Do not let a traffic ticket be the beginning of your criminal record. I can fight to protect your rights in Greene County courts. Call 866-901-8742 or contact me on-line today for a free initial consultation.

I represent clients from throughout the U.S. and Canada with traffic law concerns near the New York State Thruway, the Taconic State Parkway, Routes 9 and 9W, and other thoroughfares throughout the Hudson Valley.