Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle
Aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle can range from a misdemeanor to a felony charge depending on the amount of suspensions that are on your license at the time that you are pulled over. The sections of the lar for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle are VTL 511, VTL 511.1,VTL 511.2,VTL 511.3. The offense of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle typically occurs when an individual continues to drive a motor vehicle after receiving a summons to appear in court and the individual does not appear to answer the ticket. After a number of tickets for failing to appear to answer the summonses the offense will become an aggravated unlicensed operation charge. When an individual is facing a charge for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in Suffolk County typically the driver has to clear up all of the suspensions before the district attorney will reduce the charges from a misdemeanor or felony to a lesser charge. The lesser charge would be driving without a license 509 or facilitated aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle a 511 a (509 and 511 a are violations, a reduction from the misdemeanor or felony). Depending on the number of suspensions that one has on the license when they go to court will determine whether the charges are reduced to a 509 (driving without a license) or a 511 A ( facilitated aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle). The only difference between the 509 and a 511A is the amount of the fine. If an individual has a number of suspensions and then clears up their license typically the person would have the charges reduced to a 511 A.
If you live in another State and receive a summons For Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle we can help you without your appearance being required in court in most cases! We can appear by preparing a plea in absentia. A plea in absentia is a written document that is prepared to represent an individual in court by way of a notarized document where the client authorizes our firm to appear in court in place of the individual. This is a document that the client will sign in front of a notary public that will allow the firm to enter a plea of guilty to a reduced charge in most cases without the client appearing in court.
We strongly recommend you contact criminal defense attorney Shawn Kassman or a member of our legal team we are a Suffolk County Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle Lawyer. Call for a free consultation 631-232-9479 (toll-free 888-545-2944) or fill out our online intake form. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and represent clients located in Central Islip (main office location), Holtsville (office location), Bayshore, Brentwood, Oakdale, Sayville, Port Jefferson and Riverhead and both Suffolk and Nassau counties.