Mamaroneck Lawyer gets Criminal Charges Dismissed
WESTCHESTER CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
The criminal defense attorneys of Riebling, Proto & Sachs, LLP have
extensive experience helping clients charged with the criminal offense
of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation, 3rd Degree. In fact, one recent client who was arrested for Aggravated Unlicensed
Operation and also ticketed with a number of moving violations which would
have resulted in points on her license, found out why having our top lawyers
defend her. Within a week of hiring our office, the charges against the
client were dropped and she walked out of the courthouse without a criminal
conviction and no points on her license.
What is Aggravated Unlicensed Operation?
Unfortunately, far too many people in Mamaroneck do not know that under
Section 511 of the New York Vehicle and Traffic Law you can be charged
with the misdemeanor offense of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation. In fact,
this is one of the most commonly charged traffic related crimes and offenses
in Westchester County, NY.
Most people are suspended or revoked due to some previously unresolved
traffic violation or ticket. When you fail to answer a traffic ticket,
by pleading “not guilty” or paying the related fine, the local
court where the ticket is pending will notify the Department of Motor
Vehicles of a “scofflaw”. Individuals will receive a notice
in the mail advising them that if they do not respond within a certain
period of time, their driver’s license will be suspended. Outside
of the single suspension notice from DMV, there are no other notices sent
to the driver.
This can be problematic for residents who move or change their mailing
address without notifying the DMV. When this happens, the driver may never
receive the suspension notice and not know when their license will be
suspended. Under the law, actual receipt of the notice does not matter
and your driver’s license will be validly suspended even without
If this happens and you are caught operating a motor vehicle, you will
likely be arrested and charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in
the Third Degree (AUO 3rd). As a misdemeanor, AUO 3rd carries a maximum sentence of 30 days in jail. Aggravated Unlicensed Operation
in the Second Degree (AUO 2nd) and First Degree (AUO 1st), are more serious criminal offenses that usually result from multiple
suspensions or alcohol related suspensions (such as those that result
from DWI). A conviction under AUO 2nd or AUO 1st carries much more serious penalties.
Since the consequences for having any Aggravated Unlicensed Driver conviction
are severe, including jail or probation, hiring a proven Westchester AUO
defense attorney is extremely important.
The defense lawyers of Riebling, Proto & Sachs, LLP have been defending
the rights of people accused of AUO in Mamaroneck and Westchester County
for years. If you are suspended for unanswered or unpaid traffic tickets,
we will work tirelessly to resolve the scofflaws on your driving record
and help you retain your full driving privileges. If you are suspended
or revoked for an underlying criminal or DWI conviction, our AUO defense
lawyers will aggressively defend you in court.
All of our initial consultations are FREE!
Contact the defense lawyers of Riebling, Proto & Sach, LLP immediately