If your driver license is suspended you license or privilege to operate a motor vehicle is taken away. This may be for either a definite or an indefinite period of time. In order to have the suspension lifted or removed you may be required to pay a termination fee to the Department of Motor Vehicles. It is important to be aware that driving with a suspended license is Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle which is a crime. Beyond that, it is at a minimum an Unclassified misdemeanor, but it may also be a felony under certain circumstances. Our Suspended License Lawyers routinely represent clients who are charged with driving with a Suspended License in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, New York City and throughout the Hudson Valley.
Many people in the New York Tai-State Area depend on their ability to drive in order to go to work, school, shopping and medical appointments. It is essential that you take steps to clear your Suspended License as soon as possible. Every time you drive with a Suspended License you are placing yourself and your loved ones at risk. Despite the fact that many people consider license suspensions to be minor, it may lead to your arrest, and penalties including probation or jail time.Definite License Suspensions
If your license is under a Definite Suspension, there is a set period of time that the suspension will last. It should however be noted that even if that time period has elapsed, you still may not drive until you have paid a termination fee, and you have a valid driver license. Some of the reasons that your license may be suspended for a definite period of time if you have a DWI or Drugged Driving related suspension.Indefinite Suspensions
If your license is under an Indefinite Suspension you must take action to remove a particular condition which is affecting your license. Some examples of Indefinite Suspensions are failure to pay Child Support, failure to pay New York State Taxes, and allowing an Insurance Lapse. Sometimes a person may fall behind in Child Support or taxes through no fault of their of own, and the suspension may make it more difficult, if not impossible to address the underlying basis of the suspension. Our License Suspension Lawyers are Trial Attorneys. We will assist you as you attempt to remove your suspension and close your criminal case whether by plea, or through a trial.