Suspended or Revoked Driver's License in New York
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On what grounds may a driver’s license be suspended or revoked in New York?
- Driving while your ability is impaired by alcohol (DWAI)
- Refusing to submit to a chemical test after being pulled over for drunk driving
- Drinking before the legal age of 21
- Driving without insurance
- Mental or physical conditions that impair the ability to drive
Is it a crime to drive with a suspended license in New York?
What is “Aggravated Unlicensed Operation” and what are the penalties?
- 3rd degree: Operating a motor vehicle with knowledge that the license has been suspended or revoked
- Penalties include fines of no less than $200 and no more than $500, and/or imprisonment for a term of not more than 30 days
- 2nd degree: Covers a wide range of violations, including prior license suspensions, alcohol infractions, repeat violations, and failing to pay fines or appear in court
- Penalties include fines ranging from $500-$1,000, and/or imprisonment of not to exceed 180 days. Probation may be ordered by a judge as well
- 1st degree: The most serious type of AUO, it focuses on operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and prior records of 2nd degree AUO offenses
- Penalties include fines not less than $500 and not more than $5,000, and an undefined amount of time in prison, and possible probation
Is it possible to get my driver’s license reinstated after a suspension or revocation?
Do I need a lawyer for driving with an invalid license in New York?
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Last Modified: 09-06-2012 12:40 PM PDT
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