Driving on a Suspended License
There are a variety of ways that a motorist may lose his or her driving privileges in New York State, including receiving too many points on your driving record, failing to answer citation or beening convicted of committing certain crimes. Westchester County traffic ticket lawyer Elisa Claro has represented many New York State drivers who have been issued traffic tickets and suspensions. Understanding your rights, responsibilities and restrictions that can be placed on your driving privileges by the Department of Motor Vehicles and traffic court is critical to making sure that you are treated fairly and reasonably.Driving On A Suspended License In New York State
If you have been convicted of certain crimes, such as an assault or homicide involving the operation of a motor vehicle, the court may suspend your license. A suspension may also occur if you acted with criminal negligence while operating a motor vehicle and the incident resulted in someone else’s death. Additionally, drag racing, receiving at least three speeding tickets during an 18-month period or receiving three citations for overtaking a school bus may lead to a license suspension. Driving a vehicle while intoxicated or receiving convictions for various drug crimes also places your ability to drive in jeopardy.
One of the main issues that you should keep in mind if you are facing a suspended driver’s license is that you should not drive during the suspension period. If a police officer pulls you over and determines that you are driving on a suspended license, you may face more severe penalties, including a misdemeanor or felony. New York State law also provides that some people who drive with a suspended license may be charged with third-degree aggravated operation of a vehicle without a driver license.
When your driver’s license is suspension, the court or DMV imposes a suspension for a specific period of time. This time frame is determined based on a number of factors. For some motorists, the DMV may impose a fee to have the suspension removed after the time period expires. If your license was suspended because you failed to appear in court or failed to pay a fine, you may need to pay these fees before the suspension is lifted.Protect Your Rights By Consulting A Traffic Ticket Lawyer In Westchester County
In addition to substantial penalties and monetary fines, Westchester County traffic ticket attorney Elisa Claro is prepared to help you determine an appropriate course of action to protect your rights. Whether you wish to contest the ruling or simply want to make sure that you are being treated fairly, we will fight for you to guarantee that your voice is heard. The Claro Law Firm serves residents of Westchester County, including White Plains, Yonkers, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Rye and Peekskill. We offer a free traffic consultation to discuss your situation and how we may be able to help you. Call us at 1-877-631-3539 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with a traffic ticket or license restoration attorney.