Driving on a suspended license, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, or driving without a registration that’s been suspended can be elevated to a felony-grade offense if the prior conviction resulted in a DWI. However, they’re treated very seriously in the justice courts. As a misdemeanor, it’s a crime that can impact the rest of your life.
The prosecutor will push to find the basis for the suspension. If it relates to prior unpaid tickets, they’ll have to be dealt with before there would be a disposition. If were driving without insurance, the issue will have to be dealt with before you can resolve the case. It’s a very, very serious charge.
Many clients will let it go or forget about it. Many people will just ignore it and bury their head in the sand, but it does come back. If your license has been suspended and you get pulled over, the police officers have the ability to automatically check your license status on their laptop in the car. Whether you’re an in-state driver or out-of-state driver, they can access the DMV records. If they see that your license is suspended for any reason, you’ll be charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, which is a misdemeanor charge. It’s very serious and you need to engage the services of a lawyer to help you deal with this serious charge.
The Law Office of Kevin T. Conway is a criminal defense firm that serves all of Rockland County with quality legal services for criminal matters, including DWIs,
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