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What if one is charged with driving while suspended or revoked?

Traffic violations in New York can lead to the loss of driving privileges. Those who are facing these penalties must be aware that they are not allowed to drive when their license is suspended or revoked. Doing so can result in significant penalties and even jail. With charges related to driving with a license that was suspended or revoked, it is essential to have legal help to lodge a defense. These charges will be referred to as Aggravated Unlicensed Operation (AUO).

What can spark penalties of license suspensions and revocations?

New York drivers confronted with a traffic violation and penalties might not realize that they can eventually have their license suspended or revoked. This can be a significant inconvenience. Knowing the difference between a definite suspension, an indefinite suspension and a revocation, and the reasons these penalties can be assessed, are integral to lodging a defense and getting one's license back.

Understanding traffic violations for New York distracted driving

A driver's ability to continually check their smartphones and other devices has led to a prevalence of distracted driving. While the danger of distracted driving is well known, people still do it. However, law enforcement is cracking down. In New York, drivers can face a traffic violation and a fine for using a phone while driving. Knowing the law is essential to avoid the harshest penalties.

Penalties for no insurance, failing to pay a ticket

To have a driver's license in New York State, there are requirements that the person must adhere to. Some are clearly known such as obeying the traffic laws, not drinking and driving and similarly obvious laws that must be followed. Others can lead to penalties that the driver might not be aware of. Being stopped and cited for a traffic violation and the aftermath of such an occurrence might not seem to be that important, but losing one's driving privileges can be an inconvenience and cause problems personally and financially. It can even lead to jail. Lodging a defense again an allegation or a misdemeanor charge for a traffic violation is imperative.

What are the penalties for speeding?

Being found guilty of a traffic violation like speeding can lead to a variety of penalties including a fine, points on the driver's license and even jail. Those who dismiss this as inconsequential can experience problems because points on a license will likely lead to higher insurance rates. If there is an accumulation of enough points, the driver's license will be suspended. First, it is important to understand what the fines, penalties and points are for speeding.

Criminal traffic violations need not result in a misdemeanor

At any time in our life as adults in Greene County, we are expected to abide by the law. This includes when a person gets behind the wheel of their vehicle. There are many situations in which a person could find themselves the recipient of a criminal traffic violation if they do not follow New York state law. Some traffic violations are relatively harmless, like a speeding ticket or rolling a stop sign.

Avoid the long-term effects of a traffic violation with our help

As mentioned previously, no matter how small the crime is, the consequences of a conviction can be long term. This means when New York residents brush off a speeding ticket, they are not only facing a possible increase in penalties associated with it but, depending on their previous driving record, the possibility of a license suspension. Moreover, the ticket could also lead to an increase of car insurance rates. This demonstrates how an infraction so small can have implications so far ranging.

Which crimes show up on background checks?

Though a crime is a violation of the laws of a state, not all crimes are treated equally. Hudson Valley residents may not know that crimes are categorized according to the penalties attached and the severity of the crime. Crimes are categorized as either infractions, misdemeanors, or felonies, and these classifications can affect the way they are reflected in background checks.

What is petit larceny and what defenses could a defendant use?

Being accused of a criminal charge, no matter the severity, is likely to impact the life of the accused offender. While a felony charge is likely to result in severe and harsh penalties, a misdemeanor carries with it consequences that could tarnish an individual's personal and professional reputation. Thus, even when a defendant is suspected of a misdemeanor, it is important to understand the elements of the crime and what defense options are available.

Helping you prepare a defense against misdemeanor charges

Being stopped by the police is never a joyful event for motorists in New York. While a driver is likely aware if he or she had been speeding or committed any other simple traffic offense, it can be less clear to some drivers why exactly they were pulled over. During any traffic stop, officers are collecting information to help them charge a motorist. Whether it's a simple traffic violation or a misdemeanor traffic offense, a traffic ticket can carry with it serious consequences.

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