New York Driver License Suspension
A New York Drivers License Suspension Lawyer can explain that in the State of New York, many people are not aware that driving with a suspended license is illegal. Under New York Vehicle and Traffic Law, section 511, depending on how many previous suspensions you have had, driving with a suspended license can be a felony offense. It is not uncommon, for people to not be aware that they are driving on a suspended license, often until they are arrested. Unfortunately, ignorance of the law is no defense. Often this problem occurs because someone received a moving violation ticket. If the driver fails to respond to the ticket, fails to go to court, or goes to court and is found guilty and does not pay the fine, their license can be suspended. While the DMV normally sends a warning letter informing the driver of a pending suspension, if they do not receive the letter, they could be unaware of the problem. If you have had your license suspended, it is important to take prompt action and speak with a New York Criminal Lawyer from our team today.
The District Attorney assesses the number of suspensions to decide on the level of the criminal charge. If a driver has received four tickets for example, and fails to address the tickets appropriately, each ticket is a suspension. A 4 suspension can result in a misdemeanor charge, which can mean incarceration. If you receive 10 suspensions, you can be charged with a felony offense. Another way to receive a Driver’s License Suspension is to receive 11 points on your license with 18 months for moving violations.
If you have had your driver’s license suspended, speak with a skilled New York Diver’s License Suspension Lawyer from Elliot Adler, P.C. We will explain the charges against you, and provide you with a complimentary case evaluation with your first visit. Whether you have been charged with this crime, or a DWI, assault, battery, petit larceny, sex crime, robbery, burglary reckless driving or Reckless Endangerment charge, we can help. Call us today at 212.785.1300 today. We serve you in Nassau County and Suffolk County on Long Island, and Westchester County, in New York City, as well including in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens.